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Tetanus,diphtheria toxoid 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.


(dip-THEER-ee-uh AND TET-un-us TOX-oids (Adult)


This medication is given to provide protection (immunity) against diphtheria and tetanus disease in children beginning at seven years of age and in adults.

How To Use

This medication is injected into a muscle usually in the upper arm or in the upper thigh by a health care professional.

Side Effects

Most common is burning or stinging at the injection site. Mild fever, rash, sore throat, headache and weakness occur infrequently. If any of these effects continue beyond two days or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: high fever, breathing trouble, muscle or joint aches. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses or infections, blood disorders, allergies (especially drug allergies). Inform your doctor of any previous reactions to any vaccines. This medication should not be given during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Because 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, including: steroids, anti-cancer medications, blood thinners, immunosuppressants. 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.


This medication is for intramuscular injection only. It is important to understand the risks and benefits of vaccinations. Discuss them with your health care provider.

Missed Dose

Throughout life, booster doses of tetanus and diphtheria toxoids are recommended at 10 year intervals. Be sure to make a note of when the vaccination was last given for your medical record.


This medication is stored in the refrigerator as directed.