Tetanus immunoglobulin - intramuscular


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Tetanus immunoglobulin is used together with other medicine to treat and prevent tetanus.

Tetanus can cause painful contractions of your jaw and neck muscle. The bacteria that causes tetanus enter the body through cuts, scratches, or wounds.
How do I use this medicine?
Tetanus immunoglobulin injection is to be given intramuscularly (into the muscle).

Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection for you.

The dose of this medicine will be decided by your doctor.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Tetanus immunoglobulin.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have bleeding disorder.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Inform your doctor if you have been recently vaccinated. Do not receive any vaccinations without first asking your doctor.

If you are going for any laboratory tests, inform your doctor that you are being treated with Tetanus immunoglobulin as it can interfere with certain tests.
What side effects could I experience?
Tetanus immunoglobulin may cause any of the following side effects: pain, soreness and redness at injection site, and increased body temperature.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in the refrigerator, between 2-8°C. Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, this medicine will become ineffective and should not be used.

Protect from light. Light may cause the medication to lose some of its effectiveness.

Keep away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on tetanus immunoglobulin - intramuscular and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2020 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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