Tetglob 1000IU Injection

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Storage
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Introduction

Tetglob 1000IU Injection is recommended for prevention of tetanus following injury in patients whose tetanus immunization is incomplete or uncertain. Tetanus causes convulsions (seizures) and severe muscle spasms that can be strong enough to cause bone fractures of the spine.

Tetglob 1000IU Injection provides immediate, short-term protection against the bacteria that causes tetanus (lockjaw). A single intramuscular (IM) injection is generally recommended for children and adults, with part of the dose infiltrated around the wound if it can be identified. This protection lasts long enough to protect your body until your body can produce its own antibodies against tetanus. It is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your doctor or other healthcare professional. You may feel tired or drowsy following your tetanus vaccination.

Uses of Tetglob Injection

Benefits of Tetglob Injection

In Prevention of Tetanus

Tetanus is a serious illness that can cause convulsions (seizures) and severe muscle spasms, strong enough to cause bone fractures of the spine. Tetglob 1000IU Injection works by giving your body the antibodies it needs to protect against tetanus infection. This protection lasts long enough to protect your body until your body can produce its own antibodies against tetanus. It is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your doctor.

Side effects of Tetglob Injection

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 Tetglob

  • Tiredness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Tetglob Injection

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

How Tetglob Injection works

Tetglob 1000IU Injection contains tetanus antibodies. It works by giving your body the antibodies it needs to protect it against tetanus infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tetglob 1000IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tetglob 1000IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tetglob 1000IU Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Tetglob 1000IU Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Tetglob 1000IU Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Tetglob 1000IU Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Tetglob 1000IU Injection is given to prevent tetanus infection.
  • It is to be given by a doctor or nurse in a hospital setting.
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any blood disorders before taking Tetglob 1000IU Injection.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are breastfeeding before this medicine is injected.
     

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Vaccines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VACCINES
Action Class
Immunoglobulin

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?
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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. How is tetanus caused?

Tetanus is caused by a toxin (poison) produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. The C. tetani bacteria cannot grow in the presence of oxygen. They produce spores that are very difficult to kill as they are resistant to heat and many chemical agents.

Q. How does tetanus spread?

C. tetani spores can be found in soil, dust and manure of many household and farm animals and humans. The bacteria usually enter the human body in the presence of anaerobic (low oxygen) conditions through an open wound or puncture in the skin . These are the only favourable conditions for C. tetani to grow. It must be noted that tetanus does not spread from person to person.

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

It may take around 3 to 21 days for the first symptoms to develop (incubation period). On an average, the symptoms usually appear on day 8. However, the time depends upon the site of infection which means if the injury site is far from the central nervous system, the longer will be the incubation period. The rate of risk with tetanus increases with a shorter incubation period.

Q. What are the symptoms of tetanus?

An early symptom of tetanus includes spasm of the jaw muscles which is then followed by stiffness of the neck, difficulty in swallowing and stiffness of the abdominal muscles. Other signs include fever, sweating, elevated blood pressure and rapid heart rate. Spasms often occur, which may last for several minutes and continue for 3–4 weeks. Complete recovery, if it occurs, may take months altogether.

Q. Is tetanus fatal?

Yes, tetanus can be fatal. In recent years, tetanus has been fatal in about 10% to 20% of reported cases.

Q. Is tetanus curable?

No, there is no cure for tetanus once a person develops symptoms, just supportive treatment and management of complications. The best treatment of tetanus is its prevention through immunization.

Q. How is Tetglob 1000IU Injection given?

Tetglob 1000IU Injection is administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. It is given either in the thigh muscle (for infants and young toddlers) or in the deltoid muscle (for older children and adults). Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Tetglob 1000IU Injection.

Q. Who should not be given Tetglob 1000IU Injection?

Tetglob 1000IU Injection should not be given to someone who is suffering from any blood disorders which interfere with clotting or if a person is allergic to any of the ingredients of Tetglob 1000IU Injection. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. How is Tetglob 1000IU Injection stored?

Tetglob 1000IU Injection is stored in the refrigerator (2-8°C). However, it may be stored at room temperature (25°C), in the dark for a short span of time (about a week), and this will not damage the medicine usually. But, it should be protected from direct sunlight and must not be freezed either.

Q. The solution looks discolored. Can I still use Tetglob 1000IU Injection?

No. You should not use Tetglob 1000IU Injection if the medicine has changed colors or has particles in it. Normally, Tetglob 1000IU Injection is a clear to slightly cloudy, colorless to pale yellow sterile solution, available as single dose vials. The discolored solution may be contaminated and may not be as effective as it is expected to be. Also, it may cause additional side effects. So, it is better that you discard the solution and go for another vial.

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References

  1. Human tetanus immunoglobulin [EMC SmPC]. Elstree, Hertfordshire: Bio Products Laboratory Limited; 1992 [revised Oct. 2014]. [Accessed 31 Jan. 2020] (online) Available from: External Link
  2. RxList. Tetanus Toxoid. [Accessed 31 Jan. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: November, 2021

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