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Dr. James Dukelow
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Infanrix (Overview)

Infanrix is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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For what purpose doctor give infanrix?

For what purpose doctor give infanrix?

Infanrix: Is a vaccine indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis, given in 5 dose series to infants & children 6 weeks to 7 years of age. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
9 Doctors shared insights

Infanrix (Overview)

Infanrix is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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What happens when an adult gets infanrix?

Tdap vs dtap: Infanrix is diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis and is a vaccine made for 4 and under. Tdap is tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis for 11y of age and older, including adults. There would be no reason an adult should receive dtap instead of tdap. The alternative for an adult would be td. ...Read more

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What happens when an adult gets infanrix?

Tdap vs dtap: Infanrix is diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis and is a vaccine made for 4 and under. Tdap is tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis for 11y of age and older, including adults. There would be no reason an adult should receive dtap instead of tdap. The alternative for an adult would be td. ...Read more

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Are a child's vaccinations good for life? Specifically, Infanrix Hexa?

Are a child's vaccinations good for life? Specifically, Infanrix Hexa?

Life, Liberty and...: Child vaccines are good for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Vaccines will let him run free in the playground, giggling happily all day, and will save his life if particular bad germs catch him. Infanrix protects against Dipht.-Tetanus-Pertussis (1 booster after each 10 yrs), Polio (some adults get 1 booster), Hep B (boosters in special cases), Haemophilus (some elderly get 1 booster). ...Read more

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For what purpose doctor give infanrix?

Infanrix: Is a vaccine indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis, given in 5 dose series to infants & children 6 weeks to 7 years of age. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Infanrix allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Infanrix allergy?

Infanrix: Infantile is the brand name of a vaccine given in infancy and childhood, more commonly referred to as Dtap. It is composed of diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines, so it is a combination vaccine. An allergy to this vaccine could be an abnormal reaction to any one of the components. The reactions can vary from minor such as a local reaction, to truly allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis ...Read more

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Anything bad happen if you take extra doses of infanrix vaccine?

Anything bad happen if you take extra doses of infanrix vaccine?

Not really: Getting extra doses may increase the local side effects, but generally it just adds a bit more of an immunity boost. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months old and he had today his first vaccination (infanrix hexa).How often should I check him during night for fever? Every 2-3hours?

My baby is 2 months old and he had today his first vaccination (infanrix hexa).How often should I check him during night for fever? Every 2-3hours?

Vaccination: That sounds good, however I would make it practical. It is probably sufficient to check the baby every time you feed the baby. Remember you are mother who has to care of your precious baby and you want to make sure that you get some rest too! In order to care for your baby ...Read more

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Can the INFANRIX HEXA vaccine (which includes Hepatitis B) cause elevated liver enzymes AST and ALT? If yes, is this dangerous for an infant?

Can the INFANRIX HEXA vaccine (which includes Hepatitis B) cause elevated liver enzymes AST and ALT? If yes, is this dangerous for an infant?

2 answers:: 1. Hexa contains only a single protein component of Hep B and cannot cause Hepatitis by itself; 2. AST/ALT elevation can be a sign of a significant problem in an infant, and needs a thorough workup. With problems such as biliary atresia or galactosemia, this needs to be done sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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