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Composition for BIO HIB

Tetanus Toxoid(20 mcg)

food interaction for BIO HIB

alcohol interaction for BIO HIB

pregnancy interaction for BIO HIB

lactation interaction for BIO HIB

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
It may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The potential benefits may outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
It is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Tetanus Toxoid(20 mcg)


Bio hib 20mcg injection is the vaccine given for prevention of tetanus (a bacterial infection with symptoms of tightening of muscles of the body and locked jaw).

How it works

It works by helping the body produce substances (antibodies) that resist infection from bacteria causing tetanus.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain in extremity, Peripheral neuropathy, Joint pain, Body ache, Convulsion, Facial swelling, Fever, Injection site tenderness, Injection site pain, Vomiting


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Expert advice for BIO HIB

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for BIO HIB

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 same

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 11 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)