Diptheria and Tetanus
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Diphtheria and Tetanus
Diphtheria and Tetanus Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is diphtheria and tetanus toxoids vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
- What are the possible side effects of this vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
- What is the most important information I should know about this vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving this vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
- How is this vaccine given (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
- What happens if I overdose (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
- What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
- What other drugs will affect diphtheria and tetanus toxoids vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
Contact your doctor if you will miss a booster dose or if you get behind schedule. The next dose should be given as soon as possible. There is no need to start over.
Be sure your child receives all recommended doses of this vaccine. Your child may not be fully protected against disease if he or she does not receive the full series.
What happens if I overdose (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect diphtheria and tetanus toxoids vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines your child has recently received.
Also tell the doctor if your child has received drugs or treatments in the past 2 weeks that can weaken the immune system, including:
- steroids (oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable);
- medications to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders, such as azathioprine (Imuran), etanercept (Enbrel), leflunomide (Arava), and others; or
- medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection, such as basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf).
If your child is using any of these medications, he or she may not be able to receive the vaccine, or may need to wait until the other treatments are finished.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with this vaccine. Tell your doctor about all medications your child receives. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about this vaccine. Additional information is available from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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