Highlights for tetanus-toxoid
tetanus-toxoid Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- arthritis pain
- breathing problems
- extreme changes in behavior
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- fever over 100 degrees F
- pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- aches or pains
- bruising, pain, swelling at site where injected
- low-grade fever of 100 degrees F or less
tetanus-toxoid May Interact with Other Medications
- medicines that suppress your immune system
- medicines to treat cancer
- steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
How to Use tetanus-toxoid
This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional.
A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 7 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- bleeding disorder
- immune system problems
- infection with fever
- low levels of platelets in the blood
- an unusual or allergic reaction to tetanus toxoid, vaccines, latex, thimerosal, aluminium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Keep appointments for follow-up (booster) doses as directed. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Report any adverse reaction following administration to your health care provider. Contact your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency medical care if any serious side effects occur.
This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: September 3, 2009