Vaccine, tetanus toxoid, tetanus toxoid adsorbed

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Active immunisation against tetanus
Adult: Primary immunisation: 3 or 4 doses of 0.5 mL each, with dosing intervals depending on the product used. Booster dose: 0.5 mL every 10 years.
Child: Primary immunisation: ≥6-8 weeks Same as adult dose.

Prophylaxis of tetanus in wound management
Adult: Non-immunised patients, or if >5-10 years since last booster dose: 1 emergency dose of 0.5 mL, depending on the type of wound. Patients with minor, clean wounds who have been vaccinated within the last 5-10 years may not need emergency booster dose.
Hypersensitivity. Neurological disorders following previous vaccination.
Special Precautions
Patient with coagulation/bleeding disorders (e.g. thrombocytopenia), Guillain-Barré syndrome (within 6 weeks prior to receiving vaccination), immunodeficiency (e.g. HIV infection). Patients with complete primary vaccination or a booster dose in the previous 5 years. Postpone vaccination in patients with acute febrile illness. Children. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Syncope.
Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Lymphadenopathy.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea.
General disorders and administration site conditions: Inj site reactions (e.g. pain, redness, bruising, swelling, induration), fever, malaise, irritability.
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Arthralgia, myalgia.
Nervous system disorders: Neuritis, headache, dizziness.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Rash.
Vascular disorders: Hypotension.
Potentially Fatal: Anaphylactoid or hypersensitivity reactions.
IM/Parenteral/SC: C
Monitoring Parameters
Monitor for syncope, hypersensitivity reactions, 15 minutes after administration.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of bleeding with anticoagulants. Decreased therapeutic effect and immune response with immunosuppressive therapies (e.g. high-dose corticosteroids).
Description: Tetanus toxoid vaccine is a preparation of inactivated toxin produced by virulent tetanus bacilli (product of Clostridium tetani). It acts as antigen and produces active immunity against tetanus.
Duration: Immunity: Approx 10 years.
Store between 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Protect from light.
Any unused portions should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
MIMS Class
Vaccines, Antisera & Immunologicals
ATC Classification
J07AM01 - tetanus toxoid ; Belongs to the class of tetanus bacterial vaccines.
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