Pentaxim: instructions for use, price, reviews, analogues

 

Vaccine composition

Prevention of serious infectious diseases is carried out by means of a vaccine with the following active substances:

  • diphtheria toxoid
  • pertussis toxoid
  • tetanus toxoid
  • hemagglutinin filamentous
  • poliomyelitis virus inactivated type 1, 2 and 3.

Indications

Pentaxim is included in the vaccination plan. Introduced intramuscularly with the preventive purpose of tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio and hemophilic infection starting at 3 months of age according to an established schedule.

Contraindications

The vaccine can not enter all kiddies. Usually, a neurologist or a pediatrician makes a medical tap on the basis of the child’s well-being and tests. In brain diseases, Pentaxim is contraindicated, like any other vaccinations. The same can be said about diseases in relation to cardiology, immunology.

The vaccine is not administered to a child who has signs of ARVI, acute respiratory infections and other respiratory diseases. In this case, waiting for full recovery. The vaccination can be put only 2 weeks after the localization of a viral or bacterial disease.

Introduction scheme

Vaccination is carried out three times with an interval of 45 days, starting from 3 months of age. The vaccine is administered intramuscularly in an amount of 0.5 ml. After vaccination, a vaccination plan will include revaccination when the baby is 18 months old.

If for some reason the scheme is broken, subsequent doses are administered at the same interval. In any case, the introduction of pentaxim should be carried out in concert with the peditar.

Side effects

Despite the high efficacy of the vaccine and the safety of its use, some mothers have reddening and slight seals at the injection site in their babies. Such unpleasant consequences pass on their own, do not require therapy.

After vaccination in babies, the temperature may rise. In this case, parents can use antipyretic agent. Occasionally, children experience skin allergic reactions, which after 3-5 days pass without intervention.

special instructions

Before the introduction of the vaccine pediatrician should carefully examine the child. Well, if “Pentax” is introduced after passing general tests. If a family member suffers from a respiratory illness, it is better to postpone the vaccine.

You can deliver the vaccine for free, but it is not always available in medical institutions. Therefore, some parents are forced to buy it.

Analogs

Pentaxim may be replaced by the Belgian Infanrix vaccine. Some doctors advise to put free Russian DPT. But parents should take into account that the vaccine of the Russian manufacturer protect the child only from diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus, moreover, it causes much more side effects.

Price and reviews

The vaccine "Pentax" is not sold in every pharmacy, it is released without a prescription. Its shelf life is 3 years. Read the storage conditions carefully. The cost of one vaccine averages 1,300 rubles.

Judging by the reviews of the parents, "Pentax" is quite easily tolerated by children. In pharmacies, it is not easy to find, but you can put the vaccine in specialized centers, but it will cost about 1000 more expensive.



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