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Tetanus 40IU Vaccine

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Tetanus 40IU Vaccine is a medicine used to prevent tetanus (also known as lockjaw). During childhood, five doses are recommended, with a sixth given during adolescence. Additional doses every 10 years are recommended.

Tetanus 40IU Vaccine is administered by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It is important that the child receives all the doses. For the vaccine to be most effective, it is important to get the booster injection every 10 years.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include reactions at the site of injection (such as pain, swelling, and redness), fever, and loss of appetite. If these side effects do not go away with time or get worse, let the doctor know. The doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the vaccine is safe, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if you have any other illnesses. You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult and seek advice from their doctor before receiving the vaccine.

Uses of Tetanus Vaccine

Side effects of Tetanus Vaccine

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tetanus

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

How to use Tetanus Vaccine

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Tetanus Vaccine works

Tetanus 40IU Vaccine 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tetanus 40IU Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tetanus 40IU Vaccine during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tetanus 40IU Vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Tetanus 40IU Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tetanus 40IU Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tetanus 40IU Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tetanus 40IU Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tetanus 40IU Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tetanus Vaccine?

If you miss a dose of Tetanus 40IU Vaccine, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Vaccines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VACCINES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tetanus with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Healgraft, Graftide-M, Mycocel S
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Carz
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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Hi sir,i affected chicken pox now 21 days over now i accidently cut my hand now dt injection advisable?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Take tetanus injection Im
there is an red spot happen in my stomach after i fallen from bike so kindly advice any tablets and what to do
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
no medications are required. If you have not taken Tetanus in last 5 years then you should get Tetanus injection
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FAQs

Q. What type of immunity does Tetanus 40IU Vaccine provide?

Tetanus 40IU Vaccine provides artificial active immunity. This type of immunity is generated when a dead or weakened version of the disease enters the body, causing an immune response which includes the production of antibodies. This helps to prevent the deadly disease, tetanus.

Q. What is a booster dose or booster vaccine or booster shot?

A booster dose or booster vaccine or booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine that may have to be administered periodically (usually once every few years) after completing the initial or primary vaccination against certain diseases. This helps to ‘boost’ your immunity against such diseases so that you are adequately protected against them.

Q. Is there a cure for tetanus?

There is no cure for tetanus once a person develops symptoms, just supportive treatment and management of complications can be done in a hospital setup. The best way to treat tetanus is its prevention through immunization.

Q. How long does it take to show signs of tetanus after being exposed?

After being exposed, the incubation period varies from 3 to 21 days, with an average of eight days. The further the injury site is from the central nervous system, the longer the incubation period. The shorter the incubation period, the higher the risk of death.

Q. What are the symptoms of tetanus? How does Tetanus 40IU Vaccine 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. Tetanus 40IU Vaccine works by helping the body produce substances that resist infection from bacteria causing tetanus.

Q. Who should get Tetanus 40IU Vaccine?

Tetanus 40IU Vaccine should be given to everyone, even to children as early as 2 months of age. Booster doses are recommended for everyone almost every 10 years. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Tetanus 40IU Vaccine?

If a scheduled booster dose of Tetanus 40IU Vaccine is missed, talk to your doctor and arrange another visit as soon as possible.

Q. Is Tetanus 40IU Vaccine a safe vaccine?

Various studies and trials have shown that Tetanus 40IU Vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine. Hence, it has been approved for use and recommended by various medical organizations and doctors all around the world. By preventing life-threatening diseases like tetanus, it has proven to be of immense benefit. Tetanus 40IU Vaccine is also well tolerated. Any side effects that may be seen with this vaccine are usually minor and tend to resolve quickly.

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References

  1. Sinha A, Singh S. Immunization and Immunodeficiency. In: Paul VK, Bagga A, editors. Ghai Essential Pediatrics. 8th ed. New Delhi: CBS Publisher's & Distributors Pvt Ltd.; 2013. pp. 194-05.
  2. Hiberix [Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate)]. Rixensart, Belgium: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals; 2009 [revised Apr. 2018]. [Accessed 15 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Mayo Clinic. Tetanus Toxoid (Intramuscular Route, Injection Route). [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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