Generic Name: Vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed used for?

Vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed is commonly used for helping the body build up its immune system against tetanus infections.

How should I take vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed?

Vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed is administered as an injection at your doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed.

How do I store vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed?

Vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed at home, store vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed?

Before using vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • You are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • You have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • You are allergic to any ingredient in vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed, including the mercury-derived preservative thimerosal or latex rubber.
  • You are receiving radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
  • You are taking medicines to thin your blood.

Use vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed with extreme caution in children younger than 7 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed. Vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed?

Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Redness, tenderness, or a raised area at the injection site

Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:

  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain

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 vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed?

Vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed 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.

Does food or alcohol interact with vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed?

Vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed 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 vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed?

Vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed 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.

Especially if you have:

Dosage

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

What is the dose of vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed for an adult?

Primary Immunization

The recommended dose is 0.5 mL IM; repeat at 4-8weeks after first dose and at 6-12 months after second dose.

Booster: The recommended dose is 0.5 mL IM q10Years.

Other Indications & Uses

Selective immunization against tetanus (use trivalent DTP for routine Peds immunization).

Geriatric – Primary Immunization

The recommended dose is 0.5 mL IM; repeat at 4-8weeks after first dose and at 6-12 months after second dose.

Booster: The recommended dose is 0.5 mL IM q10Years.

What is the dose of vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed for a child?

Primary Immunization

< 7 Years

Safety and efficacy not established.

> 7 Years

  • The recommended dose is 0.5 mL IM; repeat at 4-8weeks after first dose and at 6-12 months after second dose.
  • Booster: The recommended dose is 0.5 mL IM q10Years.
  • Use trivalent DTP for routine Peds immunization.

How is vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed available?

Vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed is available in the following dosage forms and strengths

  • Vial 0.5ml

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 vaccine tetanus toxoid adsorbed, contact your doctor immediately.

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

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Review Date: April 24, 2017 | Last Modified: April 24, 2017