Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

It is very important that your child return to your doctor’s office at the right time for each dose. Be sure to notify your doctor of any unwanted effects that occur after your child receives this vaccine.

Check with your doctor right away if your child has sudden weakness in the arms and legs or numbness or tingling of the arms. This could be a sign of a serious condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome or brachial neuritis.

This vaccine will not treat an active infection. If your child has an infection due to diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis, poliovirus, or Hib bacteria, your child will need medicines to treat these infections.

Be sure to tell your child's doctor about any side effects that occur after your child receives the vaccine. This may include seizures, a high fever, crying that will not stop, or severe redness or swelling where the shot was given.

This vaccine may cause apnea (breathing stops for short periods) in some premature babies. Talk with your child's doctor if you have concerns.

Make sure any doctor who treats your child knows that he or she is using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.