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Generic Name adacel

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OB POSTPARTUM CLINICAL Trade Name Classification Dose Route Tetanus/reduced vaccination 0.5ml IM diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (tdap) Onset Duration Normal dosage range Unknown Unknown 0.5 ml IM x1

Time/frequency offer

Why is your patient getting this medication To protect the patient from possibly acquiring and passing on whooping cough to the infant.

For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and/or solutions N/A

Mechanism of action and indications (Why med ordered) This vaccine increases a person's defenses against pertussis infection and against the toxins produced by tetanus and diphtheria bacteria. It works by introducing very small amounts of bacterial and toxin components into the bloodstream.

Nursing Implications (what to focus on) Contraindications/warnings/interactions Monitor for signs of anaphalaxis.

Common side effects Anaphylaxis, hypersensitivy rxn, brachial neuritis, gullainbarre syndrome, CNS dz, demyelinating, mononeropathy (peripheral & cranial) encephalopathy, pain at injection site, headache, fatigue, muscle weakness, chills, arthralgia, fever, nausea, rash.

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal medicines (ask patient specifically) None known for this patient

Lab value alterations caused by medicine None known for this drug

Be sure to teach the patient the following about this medication Client needs to be taught the signs of anaphylaxis, and what to do in the even if they experience anaphylaxis.