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.
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.
Do not use this medicine if
you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes)
to Tetanus immunoglobulin.
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.
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.
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.
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.