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Kinrix generic namevaccine for diphtheria, pertussis acellular, tetanus and polio which are serious bacterial diseases in children between 4 and 6 years of age. It works by exposing the child to a small dose of the bacteria or a protein from the bacteria but will not help in treating an active infection.

There are a series of vaccinations and it should be ensured your child receives all doses.

Alcohol consumption is not a consideration as this drug is used for children.

Diptheria causes a thick coating in the nose, throat and airway and if not treated can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure or death.

Pertussis which is whooping cough causes coughing so severe that it interferes with eating, drinking or breathing and can last for weeks and can lead to pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage and death.

Tetanus also called lockjaw is the cayse of painful tightening of the muscles all over the body and can lead to locking of the jaw so that the victim cannot open the mouth or swallow and leads to death in 10% of victims.

Polio affects the central nervous system and spinal cord and can cause muscle weakness and paralysis and can cause death by paralyzing the muscles used to breath.

Diptheria, pertussis and polio are contracted from other people and tetanus enters the body through a cut.

Before the child receives the vaccination advise your physician if the child is allergic to this vaccination or any other drug or substance, history of seizures, allergy to latex rubber, if the child is receiving a steroid medication, cancer chemotherapy, radiation treatment, has a weak immune system caused by disease, bone marrow transplant or by using certain medicines.

Do not administer this drug if after receiving a similar vaccine that caused a very high fever over 104 degrees, excessive crying over 3 hours, fainting or going into shock, convulsions or Guillain-Barre’ syndrome.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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