diphtheria and tetanus toxoids combined (adult) - injection
GENERIC NAME: DIPHTHERIA AND TETANUS TOXOIDS COMBINED (ADULT) - INJECTION (dip-THEER-ee-uh AND TET-un-us TOX-oids)
USES: This medication is used to help prevent problems that may occur with 2 bacterial infections in children and adults (tetanus and diphtheria). Tetanus (lockjaw) and diphtheria can cause serious, sometimes fatal problems (heart problems, nerve problems, muscle paralysis).Vaccination is the best way to protect (provide immunity) against these life-threatening diseases. Vaccines work by getting the body to make its own protection (antibodies).This vaccine is recommended for all people 7 years and older. Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids combined (adult) injection should not be used in anyone younger than 7 years because they may not be fully protected by this vaccine. A vaccine for children younger than 7 years is available. Consult your child's doctor for more information.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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