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Drug information on Boostrix (Tetanus Toxoid) from Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Boostrix

  Injection
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Tetanus Toxoid
 839.00
2IU / 20IU / 8mcg / 8mcg / 2.5mcg / 0.5mL
0.5ml

Drug Name : Tetanus Toxoid

Tetanus Toxoid(Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed USP) generic Boostrix is an immunization vaccine, prescribed for tetanus (also known as lockjaw), which may cause a serious illness. It works by helping the body build up its immune system against tetanus.
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Medical Condition(s) for which Boostrix may be prescribed


Side effects of Boostrix

Mild fever, joint pain, dizziness, muscle aches, nausea, tiredness and pain/itching/swelling/redness at the injection site.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: IM/SC- Primary immunization: 3 doses (0.5 mL each of tetanus toxoid adsorbed) via IM administration; give 2nd dose 4-8 weeks after 1st dose and 3rd dose 6-12 month after 2nd dose, Booster dose: 0.5 mL.

How to use Boostrix?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle or under the skin.

When is Boostrix not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Boostrix

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bleeding disorders, history of Guillain-Barre syndrome, high fever after previous vaccination, immune system disorders, illness/infection, seizures, nervous system disorders, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid intravenous administration.

Other Precautions for Boostrix

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Boostrix

Store between 2° – 8°C. Do not freeze it.



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