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Does diptheria, polio and tetanus combined injection contain blood products?

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asked Apr 29, 2013 in Conditions and Treatments by anonymous
recategorized Apr 29, 2013 by LarryEitel

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It doesn't seem to contein blood fractions. 

 

e.g. REVAXIS

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each dose (0.5 ml) contains:

Active ingredients:

Purified diphtheria toxoid ............ not less than 2 IU* (5 Lf)

Purified tetanus toxoid ............ not less than 20 IU* (10 Lf)

Inactivated poliomyelitis virus type 1**....................... 40 D antigen units***

Inactivated poliomyelitis virus type 2**………………..……………... 8 D antigen units***

Inactivated poliomyelitis virus type 3**…………………………….…32 D antigen units***

aluminium hydroxide as adsorbant…………………………………… 0.35 mg (as aluminium)

For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1

* As lower confidence limit (p = 0.95) of activity measured according to the assay described in the European Pharmacopoeia.

** Produced in Vero cells.

*** Or equivalent antigenic quantity determined by a suitable immunochemical method

 

http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/document.aspx?documentid=15259

answered May 22, 2013 by Hatice Simsek MD (3,070 points)

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