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Tetanus toxoid,adsorbed intramusc.

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


(TET-un-us TOX-oid)


This medication is given to protect (immunize) against tetanus infection. This vaccine is routinely given to all children between 2 months and 6 years of age. Booster injections may be required at the time of injury in older children and adults if it has been 5-10 years since the last tetanus vaccine was received.

How To Use

This medication is given by a health care professional as an injection into the thigh or upper arm muscle. If you have an infection at the time, your doctor may choose to delay the vaccination until you are better.

Side Effects

This medication may cause irritation, redness, swelling, warmth, itching, bruising, pain and a hard lump at the injection site which lasts a few days up to a week. Other side effects include low grade fever, muscle or joint aches, general body discomfort, flushing or itching. If these symptoms continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience any of the following after vaccination with this medication: tingling of the hands or feet, hearing difficulties, trouble swallowing, skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: infections, asthma, had a bad reaction to previous vaccinations, allergies (especially to horse serum). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take especially: corticosteroids, cyclosporine, anticancer medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


It is important to understand the risks and benefits of vaccinations. Discuss them with your doctor.

Missed Dose

It is important to receive each vaccination as scheduled. Be sure to make a note of when the vaccination was last given for your medical record.


Store this medication as directed.