Drug InteractionsBoostrix can potentially interact with a few medications or other vaccines (see Boostrix Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving Boostrix if you have:
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- A recent history of stroke
- An immune-suppressing condition, such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
- Had any sort of a reaction to any vaccine in the past
- Epilepsy or any other nervous system disorder
- A moderate to severe illness
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Boostrix and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Boostrix and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Boostrix Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
How Should This Medication Be Stored?Boostrix should be stored in the refrigerator. It should not be frozen.
Forms AvailableThe vaccine is available in two forms: standard 0.5-mL single-dose vials or 0.5-mL prefilled syringes, which are packaged without needles.