Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Infectiology - Parasitology
active ingredients: Diphtheria toxoid, Tetanus toxoid, Bordetella pertussis antigens:, Bordetella pertussis anatoxin, Filamentous haemagglutinin, Poliomyelitis virus type 1, Poliomyelitis virus type 2, Poliomyelitis virus type 3, Haemoph's polysaccharide
laboratory: Sanofi Pasteur Msd

Powder and suspension for injection suspension
Box of 1 pre-filled syringe without needle of 0.5 ml
All forms


This vaccine is indicated for the joint prevention of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b infections (meningitis, septicemia, cellulitis, arthritis, epiglottitis, ...), diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and poliomyelitis,
- in primary vaccination in infants from the age of 2 months,
- as a reminder, one year after the primary vaccination during the second year of life.
This vaccine does not protect against infections caused by other types of Haemophilus influenzae, or against meningitis caused by other microorganisms.

Dosage PENTAVAC Powder and suspension for injection suspension Box of 1 pre-filled syringe without needle of 0.5 ml

- Primary vaccination : 3 injections spaced a month apart, according to the official calendar, at the age of 2, 3, 4 months.
- Reminder : 1 injection one year after primary vaccination, usually between 16 and 18 months.
Administration mode :
Administer intramuscularly.
The administration will preferably be in the anterolateral side of the thigh (middle third).

Against indications

- Hypersensitivity to the active substances, to any of the excipients, to neomycin, streptomycin and polymyxin B.
- Convulsive evolutionary encephalopathies or not.
- Strong reaction occurring within 48 hours after an earlier vaccination injection:
. fever greater than or equal to 40 ° C,
. persistent cry syndrome,
. febrile or non-febrile seizure,
. episodes of hypotonia-hyporesponsiveness.
In these cases, vaccination should be continued with a vaccine not containing pertussis.
- Immediate hypersensitivity reaction following a previous injection (generalized urticaria, Quincke's edema, anaphylactic shock).
- Do not inject intravascularly: make sure that the needle does not enter a blood vessel. Do not inject intradermally.

Pentavac side effects

- Local reactions such as pain, erythema, induration at the injection site within 48 hours after administration.
- General reactions with fever sometimes> 40 ° C, irritability, drowsiness, sleep and eating disorders, diarrhea, vomiting, inconsolable and prolonged cries.
- More rarely urticaria, rash, convulsions with or without fever, within 48 hours of administration have been observed.
- Episodes of hypotonia or hypotonia-hyporesponsiveness have been reported.
- When administering vaccines containing the Haemophilus influenzae type b valence, oedematous reactions of the lower limbs have been reported. It is an edema with cyanosis or fleeting purpura reaching all the vaccinated limb and sometimes the contralateral limb, appearing in the hours following the vaccination, can last several hours and disappearing spontaneously without sequelae. These reactions are sometimes accompanied by fever, pain and crying.

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