Brand name:- Adacel
Salt composition:- Diphtheria Toxoid(5LF), Tetanus Toxoid(22.5LF), and Pertussis Toxoid(5mcg)
Manufacturer:- Sanofi India Ltd.
Indication:- Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis
Storage:- Store in a refrigerator
Adacel vaccine is used to prevent serious bacterial infections such as diphtheria (infection caused by the strain of bacteria), tetanus (a bacterial toxin that affects your nervous system), and pertussis (whooping cough). This injection boosts the immune system to fight against microorganisms. Adacel vaccine is a combination of three vaccines: Diphtheria Toxoid, Tetanus Toxoid, and Pertussis Toxoid.
Adacel vaccine is administered to children aged 11 or 12 years and in adults 12-64 years to provide immunization to fight against the infection. This vaccine helps the immune system to produce antibodies. It is available as a single-dose vial and the Adacel vaccine is administered as an injection under the skin or into the muscle of the arm (upper-side). It is highly advised to not self-administer the vaccine.
Adacel injection may interact with your body function and the medicines you consume. It is necessary to discuss your previous medical history with your healthcare professional in order to avoid interactions. While receiving this vaccine your medical practitioner will explain to you the interactions briefly. Some of the interactions are listed below:-
Here are some things that need to be kept in mind before receiving the dose of the Adacel vaccine. Do not receive the Adacel vaccine if any of the below mentioned applying to them and if you are not sure contact your medical representative as soon as possible.
Allergic to any of the active ingredients present in this medication.
Severe infection with a high temperature, a minor infection should not be a problem.
Allergic to any other vaccine or neomycin (an antibiotic used to treat skin infections).
Adacel vaccine may cause some side effects and it is an unwanted response of a dosage. Side effects can be mild, moderate, or severe and many of these are easily managed or go on their own. Your healthcare professional advises you on how to manage the below-mentioned side effects. Make sure to consult your healthcare provider if you experience any side effects during the course of this medicine.
Common side effects
If side effects occur and interfere with your routine activities, consult your pharmacist or medical professional.
Dosage administration of the Adacel vaccine is given under the supervision of healthcare professionals and medical practitioners. Below stated points are broadly classified:-
Adacel vaccine is given to children aged 11 or 12 years and in adults 12-64 years old.
A single dose of Adacel vaccine 0.5 ml is injected into the muscle in the upper arm.
It is a Tdap vaccine that provides extra protection against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
This vaccine helps the body in developing immunity and produces antibodies to protect from infections.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not forget to share and discuss your medical history or any other significant fact about your health with your healthcare professional. Below stated factors that may affect the use of this medication:-
Infection and fever:- before receiving the Adacel vaccine, if you have a fever or any other infection your healthcare professional may recommend you to wait until you get better.
Vaccine protection:- people who are already infected with chickenpox, the Adacel vaccine may not provide proper protection and prevention from the virus.
Liver function:- Adacel vaccine may be safe for use because it may not affect the functioning of the liver. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.
Immunosuppression:- Adacel vaccine may not be effective if you are receiving immunosuppressive therapy.
Neomycin allergy:- consult your medical practitioner before receiving the Adacel vaccine because it can cause an allergic reaction.
Kidney function:- Adacel vaccine may be safe for use as it may not affect the functioning of the kidney. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.
- Bleeding disorders:- use of blood-thinning medicines like warfarin, may increase the risk of bleeding and cause hemophilia (bleeding problems).
Q1. What is the use of the Adacel vaccine?
Ans. This vaccine is used to prevent serious bacterial infections such as diphtheria (infection caused by the strain of bacteria), tetanus (a bacterial toxin that affects your nervous system), and pertussis (whooping cough) and it also helps in boosting the immune system to fight against microorganisms.
Q2. What are the side effects of the Adacel vaccine?
Ans. Some of the common side effects are:- Loss of appetite, diarrhea, confusion, vomiting, headache, seizures, nausea, collapse, etc.
Q3. What is the right age to get an Adacel vaccine?
Ans. Adacel vaccine is administered in children aged 11 or 12 years and in adults 12-64 years old
Q4. How should I take Adacel injection?
Ans. Adacel injection is given by a medical professional or a healthcare provider. It is highly advised to not self-administer the vaccine.
Q5. Does the Adacel vaccine damage the liver?
Ans. Adacel vaccines may be safe for use because they may not affect the functioning of the liver. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.
Q6. Is it safe to take the Adacel vaccine during pregnancy?
Ans. During pregnancy, the Adacel vaccine may not be safe for use in women as it may affect the growth of the unborn baby
Q7. Is the Adacel vaccine safe for use in heart patients?
Ans. Adacel vaccine may be safe for use in patients suffering from heart disease. However, make your doctor aware of your medical history before taking the vaccine.
Q8. Is Adacel vaccine safe to use in breastfeeding women?
Ans. During breastfeeding, the Adacel vaccine may not be safe for use in women as it may harm the new-born baby.
Q9. How is the Adacel injection stored?
Ans. Store Adacel vaccine in a refrigerator. Do not shake or freeze the vial.
Q10. In what strength is the Adacel vaccine given?
Ans. Adacel vaccine is administered with a strength of 0.5mL.