“We are pleased the FDA has expanded the age indication for Adacel vaccine, For more information about Adacel vaccine, please see the full Prescribing. Sanofi US Vaccines and Biologics, Prescribing Information, Medication Guide, websites. Adacel® Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular. Adacel® is a vaccine indicated for active booster immunization against tetanus, For indications, dosing and other information, please refer to the prescribing.

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Following immunization, protection generally persists for at least 10 years. The primary measures of immunogenicity were a the percentage of participants attaining an antibody level of at least 0.

In the concomitant vaccination study with Adacel and Hepatitis B vaccines see Clinical Prescribjng for description of study design and number of participantslocal and systemic adverse events were monitored daily for 14 days post-vaccination using a adadel card.

Because of uncertainty as to which component of the vaccine may be responsible, none of the components should be administered. Tetanus addacel diphtheria toxoid potency is determined by measuring the amount of neutralizing antitoxin in previously immunized guinea pigs. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.

We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information – verify here. Study participants had not received tetanus or diphtheria containing vaccines within the previous 5 years. Tetanus is an acute and often fatal disease caused by an extremely potent neurotoxin produced by C tetani. All unsolicited reactions occurring through day 14 were collected.

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The rates of unsolicited prescribinf events reported from days post-vaccination were comparable between the two groups, as were the rates of unsolicited adverse events from day 28 through 6 months. A booster response was defined as a four-fold rise in antibody concentration if the pre-vaccination concentration was equal to or below the cut-off value and a two-fold rise in presfribing concentration if the pre-vaccination concentration was above infornation cut-off value.


The acellular pertussis vaccine components are obtained from Bordetella pertussis cultures grown in Stainer-Scholte medium 1 modified by the addition of casamino acids and dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin. The frequency of selected solicited adverse events erythema, swelling, pain and fever occurring during Days following one dose of Adacel vaccine or Td vaccine are presented in Table 5.

Most local reactions occurred within the first 3 days after vaccination with a mean duration of less than 3 days. Pertussis whooping cough is a disease of the respiratory tract, most often caused by B pertussis.

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FIM are extracted and co-purified from the bacterial cells. The toxin causes neuromuscular dysfunction, with rigidity and spasms of skeletal muscles.

Threshold or “cut-off” values for antibody concentrations to each antigen were established based on the 95 th percentile of the pre-vaccination antibody concentrations observed in previous clinical trials.

Animal fertility studies have not been conducted with Adacel vaccine. Other ingredients per dose include 1. The principal immunogenicity study was a comparative, multi-center, randomized, observer-blind, controlled trial which enrolled 4, participants; 2, adolescents years of age and 2, adults years of age.

Because these events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to vaccine exposure.

Medically reviewed on Jun 1, The vaccine should not be injected into the gluteal area or areas where there is a major nerve trunk.

Available for Android and iOS devices. Adacel vaccine should not be combined through reconstitution or mixed with any other vaccine.

FDA alerts for all medications. A severe allergic reaction e. After shaking, the vaccine is a white, homogenous, cloudy suspension. Alternatively, such individuals may be referred to an allergist for evaluation if further immunizations are to be considered. Adacel vaccine should be given indormation a pregnant woman only if clearly needed. However, the pertussis components in Adacel vaccine i. Reporting forms and information about reporting requirements or completion of the form can be obtained from VAERS through a toll-free number or visit the VAERS website at www.


However, the rates of injection site erythema The protective efficacy against mild pertussis defined as at least one day of cough with laboratory-confirmed B pertussis infection was The efficacy of the pertussis antigens used in Adacel vaccine was inferred based on a prescribnig of pertussis antibody levels achieved in recipients of a single booster dose of Adacel vaccine with those obtained in infants after three doses of DAPTACEL vaccine.

Information regarding adverse events that occurred in the 6 month post-vaccination time period was obtained from the participant via telephone. The mechanism of protection from B pertussis disease adacfl not well understood. Corynebacterium diphtheriae is pdescribing in modified Mueller’s growth medium.

Encephalopathy within 7 days of a previous dose of a pertussis containing vaccine not attributable to another identifiable cause is a contraindication to vaccination with Adacel vaccine.

The frequency of other solicited adverse events Days are presented in Table 6.

This study was a randomized, double-blind, multi-center trial designed to assess lot consistency as measured by the safety and immunogenicity of 3 lots of Adacel vaccine when given as a booster dose to adolescents years of age inclusive.

Local and systemic solicited reactions occurred at similar rates in Adacel vaccine and Td vaccine recipients in the 3 day post-vaccination period. Females of child-bearing potential should be informed that Sanofi Pasteur Inc. Such reactions may be associated with high levels of circulating antitoxin in persons who have had overly frequent injections of tetanus toxoid.

Two serious adverse events in adults were neuropathic events that occurred within 28 days of Adacel vaccine administration; one severe migraine with unilateral facial paralysis and one diagnosis of nerve compression in neck and left arm.