e) The true name for Tripedia
vaccine is: Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed.
is already licensed for the three doses of the primary series followed by one booster and for the completion of the five-dose diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP) series for any child who has received one or more doses of whole-cell pertussis DTP vaccine.
In addition, Tripedia
can be used to complete the DTP immunization series following one or more doses of whole cell vaccine.
Information on Tripedia
, the Only Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Approved for Use in Infants Two, Four and Six Months of Age, as Well as for the First Booster
The use of ActHIB combined by reconstitution with Tripedia
helps protect children aged 15 to 18 months against four diseases -- Haemophilus influenzae type b, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) -- in one injection.
In clinical trials, compared to whole cell pertussis vaccines, Tripedia
has produced fewer and milder local and systemic reactions.
PHILADELPHIA, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to media inquiries regarding the marketing approval of Tripedia
, SmithKline Beecham (NYSE: SBH) issued the following statement:
One covers the use of Tripedia
alone for the primary series and the other covers ActHIB reconstituted with Tripedia
for the fourth and fifth booster doses.
(TM), Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed, was approved for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration in August of this year.
Figure 1-2: Discount for Selected Vaccines (ActHIB, Havrix, Tripedia
, Fluarix, FluMist, Twinrix, Afluria, Decavac, MMRII, Zostravix, ENGERIX-B, Ceravix, Gardasil, Prevnar)
The Food and Drug Administration approved Connaught Laboratories' Tripedia
, saying it prevents whooping cough as well as existing shots but causes 50 percent to 90 percent fewer cases of fever, swelling and other side effects.
Some subjects received concomitant or nonconcomitant immunization with M-M-R II, and VARIVAX or TRIPEDIA
, and/or oral or inactivated polio vaccine.