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