TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable)

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Dad Ill: Tetanus Shot

Back in July, my father received a tetanus shot. He has been sick ever since. He was out of work for the longest time and can now only work part-time because he has to. He has rashes, seizures, has lost 30 pounds, and reacts to everything. He has had ...
by Karen in Tampa, FL, 02/14/2008

TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable)

TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Tetanus Toxoid (TET-n-us TOX-oyd) Protects against tetanus (the bacteria that causes lockjaw).

When To Not Use TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any tetanus vaccine or to thimerosal, or if you have a fever or any type of active infection.

How Should You Use TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable)

Proper TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a steroid taken by mouth (such as cortisone, prednisone), or if you have received chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have HIV or AIDS, or any unusual bleeding or bruising.

TETANUS TOXOID (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Fever, chills, muscle or joint pain
  • Hard lump or skin changes where the shot is given
  • Seizures
  • Sudden weakness in the legs, spreading to the upper body and arms
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache
  • Pain, redness, warmth, or tenderness where the shot is given

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