Tetracoq

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Generic Name: Tetracoq Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is tetracoq used for?

Tetracoq is used as a vaccination against tetanus. It is commonly used for against diphtheria and treating a recovery period after an acute illness (recovery).

How should I take tetracoq?

For injection form, you should:

  • Receive tetracoq injection by health care professional in hospital with a dose calculated by your doctor.
  • Read the label carefully before using tetracoq.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store tetracoq?

Tetracoq is best stored in the refrigerator. To prevent drug damage, do not freeze. There may be different brands of tetracoq that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush tetracoq down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using tetracoq?

Before using tetracoq, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of tetracoq or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using tetracoq during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking tetracoq.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from tetracoq?

As taking others medicines, taking tetracoq can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects are listed below:

  • Reactions at the injection site (redness, induration, small bruises)
  • Flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, weakness, chills, body aches
  • Hypersensitivity reactions, such as skin reactions (redness, itching), respiratory distress, heart palpitations (rare)

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with tetracoq?

Tetracoq may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug are:

  • Cholesterol-lowering medications such as cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid)
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Tretinoin (Renova, Retin-A, Vesanoid)
  • An antacid such as Tums, Rolaids, Milk of Magnesia, Maalox, and others
  • A product that contains bismuth subsalicylate such as Pepto-Bismol
  • Minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and over-the-counter vitamin and mineral supplements
  • A blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin)
  • A penicillin antibiotic such as amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, others), penicillin (BeePen-VK, Pen-Vee K, Veetids, others), dicloxacillin (Dynapen), carbenicillin (Geocillin), oxacillin (Bactocill), and others

Does food or alcohol interact with tetracoq?

Tetracoq may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with tetracoq?

Tetracoq may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using tetracoq.

What is the dose of tetracoq for an adult?

The recommended dose is 3 injections at monthly intervals followed by booster dose 1 year after primary vaccination at age 16-18 months.

What is the dose of tetracoq for a child?

The recommended dose is 3 injections at monthly intervals followed by booster dose 1 year after primary vaccination at age 16-18 months.

How is tetracoq available?

Tetracoq is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Injectable; Injection; 30 IU; 4 IU; 40 DU; 8 dU; 32 DU; 60 IU / 0.5 ml

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of tetracoq, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 29, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019