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Medicine Overview of ActHIB Vaccine

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Uses of Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Capsular Polysaccharide

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Capsular Polysaccharide is used to prevent Haemophilus influenzae Type b disease.
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Side effects of Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Capsular Polysaccharide

Common

Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Fever, Injection site pain, Injection site swelling, Loss of appetite, Restlessness, Skin redness, Unusual crying, Vomiting.

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How to use Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Capsular Polysaccharide

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use.

How ActHIB Vaccine works

Haemophilus influenzae type b capsular polysaccharide is a vaccine. It helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it does stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections.
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Uses of Tetanus Toxoid

Tetanus Toxoid is used to prevent tetanus.
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Side effects of Tetanus Toxoid

Common

Nausea, Pain in extremity, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Joint pain, Body ache, Convulsion, Facial swelling, Fever, Injection site tenderness, Injection site pain, Vomiting.

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How to use Tetanus Toxoid

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use.

How ActHIB Vaccine works

Tetanus toxoid is a vaccine.It helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it does stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections.

In Depth Information on ActHIB Vaccine

Expert advice for Tetanus Toxoid

  • Do not take tetanus toxoid if you are allergic to it or any of the other ingredient of this injection.
  • Consult your doctor before taking tetanus toxoid if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or planning for a pregnancy; or undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: seizures (fits); fever, infection, bleeding disorder, low platelet levels or weak immune system due to HIV infection or AIDS.
  • Take special precautions while using tetanus toxoid if you had severe pain and swelling or bleeding at previous vaccination site.
Warnings
Special precautions for ActHIB Vaccine
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
ActHIB Vaccine may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
ActHIB Vaccine is safe to use during lactation. Human studi
es have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether ActHIB Vaccine alters the ability to
drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
ActHIB Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with kidn
ey disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of ActHIB Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
ActHIB Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with live
r disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of ActHIB Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Tetanus Toxoid

Q. What does Tetanus Toxoid do?
Tetanus Toxoid is the vaccine given for prevention of tetanus
Q. How does it work?
Tetanus symptoms involve tightening of muscles of the body and causing a locked jaw, thus making it impossible to breathe, open the mouth to eat or swallow. It works by helping the body produce substances that resist infection from bacteria causing tetanus
Q. Is tetanus toxoid a live vaccine/attenuated?
Tetanus toxoid is an inactivated toxin. It is neither a live vaccine/attenuated
Q. Does it cause passive immunity?
Tetanus toxin imparts passive immunity to the patient
Q. Is Tetanus Toxoid an antibiotic or protein?
Tetanus Toxoid is not an antibiotic. It is an inactive protein
Q. Does Tetanus Toxoid need a skin test?
Tetanus Toxoid may not require a skin test.kindly consult your doctor for the sam
Q. Does it have to be refrigerated?
It has to be refrigerated between 2-8 degrees centigrade
Q. Does it contain horse serum?
Tetanus toxoid does not contain horse serum.
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Substitutes for ActHIB

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