How to Take Tetanus Toxoid and Dose of Tetanus Toxoid


Find out how to take Tetanus Toxoid (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Tetanus Toxoid


How it should be taken  

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken

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.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication 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.

Warnings and Precautions  

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store between 2 8C. Do not freeze it.
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