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

Hiberix

  Injection
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Tetanus Toxoid
 299.00
10mcg/40mcg/0.5mL
0.5ml
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Medical Condition(s) for which Hiberix may be prescribed


Side effects of Hiberix

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 Hiberix?

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

When is Hiberix not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Hiberix

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 Hiberix

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Hiberix

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



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