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Does Pentaxim Injection Have A Painless Substitute?

hello doctor we are at kolkata,my baby boy is 11 weeks old today.and his 2 nd dose of booster and hib is due .at 6 weeks we had given pentaxim as it is painless and has no sideeffect of getting fever afterwards.but this time we consulted 2 doctors they say it's not available in the market ,the ones they have is a painful one.I don't want my baby to bear that much pain and get fever.is there any other painless option available which you can suggest.I am very worried about my baby please help.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns but it is fact that pentaxim is in short supply , other vaccine infanrix is also not available , so option is to try if stock available with any doctor or to go for regular whole cell ( painful ) vaccine . Personally I prefer whole cell vaccine , you can give round the clock paracetamol for pain and fever as protection of baby is more important .

Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us.
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology Dr. Sumanth Amperayani's  Response
HI...Greetings from Chennai. Pentaxime need not be substituted now. It si freely available and you can go ahead with Pentaxime itself.

I suggest you also go ahead with the 13 valent Pneumococcal vaccine too.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Does Pentaxim Injection Have A Painless Substitute?

Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns but it is fact that pentaxim is in short supply , other vaccine infanrix is also not available , so option is to try if stock available with any doctor or to go for regular whole cell ( painful ) vaccine . Personally I prefer whole cell vaccine , you can give round the clock paracetamol for pain and fever as protection of baby is more important . Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. Take care. • DISCLAIMER: - All the information provided here is for information purpose only , it is not a substitute for the advice of a physician after physical examination , it is not intended to replace your relationship with your doctor. This information in no way establishes a doctor-patient relationship. Before acting anything based on this information do consult your doctor. I recommend that online users seek the advice of a physician who can perform an in-person physical examination