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Tetvac Injection


Overview

Introduction

Tetvac Injection 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.

Tetvac Injection 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 Tetvac Injection

  • Prevention of tetanus

Side effects of Tetvac Injection

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.

How to use Tetvac Injection

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

How Tetvac Injection works

Tetvac Injection 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 Tetvac Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tetvac Injection during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tetvac Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Tetvac Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tetvac Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tetvac Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tetvac Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tetvac Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tetvac Injection?

If you miss a dose of Tetvac Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tetvac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Healgraft, Graftidem, 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
Sir flower pot sparks injured in my hand. Silverex. Applied. Any injection has to take pl advise
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Take one tetanus injection Intramuscular 0.5ml
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FAQs

Q. What does Tetvac do?

Tetvac 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 Tetvac an antibiotic or protein?

Tetvac is not an antibiotic. It is an inactive protein

Q. Does Tetvac need a skin test?

Tetvac 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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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.
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