tetanus - toxoid injection (Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed) (cont.)

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Some individuals also may experience:

Rare but serious side effects include:

Rare cases of anaphylactic shock have been reported after receiving some preparations containing the tetanus toxoid.



PREPARATIONS: Vial: 0.5 ml unit dose & 5 ml vial

STORAGE: Tetanus toxoid vaccines should be refrigerated between 2.2 C and 7.7 C (36 F and 46 F). Do not freeze.

DOSING: The recommended dose is 0.5 ml injected intramuscularly. Repeat at 4 to 8 weeks after the first dose and at 6 to 12 months after the second dose.


Some medications may decrease the therapeutic benefits of the tetanus toxoid vaccine. Example of such medications include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2014

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