Uses of medication: Boostrix vaccine is used as a booster vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). All of these life-threatening diseases are caused by a bacterial infection. This vaccine works by producing antibodies in the human body against bacterial disease.
Dosage: Boostrix vaccine is available in 0.5 ml concentration. This vaccine is injected intramuscularly normally in the upper arm muscle. If a patient has a bleeding problem then the dose must be given under the skin that is subcutaneous. Boostrix vaccine should not be given intravenously. To ensure protection against tetanus and diphtheria this vaccine should be given every 10 years. Ask your doctor or nurse to inject this vaccine to avoid any overdose condition.
Treatment Reactions: The most commonly reported side effect of BOOSTRIX VACCINE include:
- Injection site responses such as redness, swelling, inflammation.
- Loss of appetite
A few negative effects of injection include:
- Swelling of lymph
- Shortness of breath
- Reddening of skin
- Serious skin reaction
Warnings and Precautions
- Tell your doctor about having an allergy to any component of the vaccine.
- Patients should consult with a doctor if suffering from any inflammatory reactions.
- Do not inject the injection if the child or adult is suffering from central nervous system disorder.
- Do not receive any other vaccination before the boostrix vaccine.
- Consult with your doctor about having a bleeding problem.
- Boostrix vaccine should not be injected intravenously.
- Vaccine recipients should be instructed to report any adverse events to their doctor.