Tetanus Toxoid(Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed USP) generic Dual-Antigen 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 Dual-Antigen may be prescribed
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 Dual-Antigen?
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle or under the skin.
When is Dual-Antigen not to be taken? (Contraindications)
Warnings and Precautions for Dual-Antigen
â€¢ 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 Dual-Antigen
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions for Dual-Antigen
Store between 2Â° â€“ 8Â°C. Do not freeze it.
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