What is Adacel Intramuscular
Adacel Intramuscular is a vaccine used to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) in adults and children ages 11 and older. It is also used to help prevent polio in adults. Adacel Intramuscular is given as a shot into the muscle.
Benefits of Adacel Intramuscular
and Its Uses.
Adacel intramuscular is a vaccine that is used to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) in adults and children. It is a combination vaccine that contains tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed onto aluminum phosphate. Adacel intramuscular is given as a shot into the muscle (intramuscular).
Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection that can cause a thick coating in the throat, which can make it hard to breathe. Tetanus is a serious bacterial infection that can cause muscle stiffness and spasms, leading to difficulty breathing. Pertussis (whooping cough) is a serious respiratory illness that can cause coughing fits that can last for several minutes. It can also lead to pneumonia, seizures, and death.
The Adacel intramuscular vaccine is used to help prevent these
Side Effects and Dosage of Adacel Intramuscular
Adacel intramuscular is a vaccine used to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) in adults and children age 10 and older. Adacel is also used to help prevent meningitis caused by the bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. It is not known whether Adacel is effective in preventing meningitis in people who have already been infected with the meningitis bacteria.
Adacel is given as an intramuscular injection (shot into the muscle).
The usual dose of Adacel is 0.5 mL injected into the muscle of the arm or thigh.
Adacel may be given as often as every 10 years.
Some people may experience side effects after getting Adacel. The most common side effects are pain, redness, swelling, or itching at the injection site.
Rare but serious side effects include fever, headache, nausea