Tripedia (DTaP)

Generic Name:diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine

Tripedia (DTaP) is meant for intramuscular use. It is a sterile preparation of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids adsorbed, with acellular pertussis vaccine in an isotonic sodium chloride solution containing sodium phosphate to control pH.

After shaking, the vaccine becomes homogeneous white suspension.

Tripedia (DTaP) is used for treating Diphtheria, whooping cough and Tetanus

How to use Tripedia (DTaP) Injections

Tripedia (DTaP) may be used as follows:

  • Tripedia (DTaP) is injected into a muscle. It is given to the child in a doctor’s clinic or hospital.
  • Tripedia (DTaP) is given in a series of shots. The first shot is given when the child is 2 months old and the booster shots are then given when the child reaches 4 months, 6 months, 15 months, and 18 months of age, and again between 4 and 6 years of age. Always follow your doctor’s instructions or the schedule recommended by your local health department.
  • It may be that your doctor may recommend treating fever and pain with an aspirin-free other pain relieving medicines when the shot is given and for the next 24 hours.
  • Always follow the label directions or your doctor’s instructions about how much of Tripedia (DTaP) should be given to your child.

Cautions before Use Tripedia (DTaP) Injections

People with the following symptoms should not use Tripedia (DTaP) :

Your child should not receive Tripedia (DTaP) if he or she has had any sort of life-threatening allergic reaction to any vaccine which contains diphtheria, pertussis, or tetanus, or if the child has:

  • An uncontrolled epilepsy or other sort of seizure disorder or
  • If the child has received any sort of cancer chemotherapy or radiation treatment in the past 3 months.

Your child may not be able to receive this vaccine if he or she has ever been given a similar vaccine that has caused any of the following:

  • A very high fever of over 104 degrees
  • Any sort of neurologic disorder or disease affecting the brain
  • Crying for more than 3 hours or longer
  • Fainting
  • Going into shock
  • Seizure (convulsions)

Tripedia (DTaP) Injections Side Effects

Stop using Tripedia (DTaP) and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Fainting
  • Fussiness
  • Irritability
  • Crying for more than an hour
  • High fever

Less serious side effects

  • Mild fever
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Any sort of tenderness or swelling where the shot was given
  • Body aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mild nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

Tripedia (DTaP) Injections Interaction

When certain medications are taken together with Tripedia (DTaP) drug interactions could occur that may affect the efficacy of the medicines. It can even increase your risk for side effects. Tripedia (DTaP) can interact with other medicines such an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine, medications to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness of Tripedia (DTaP).

Tripedia (DTaP) Injections Overdose symptoms

An overdose of Tripedia (DTaP) is unlikely to occur.


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