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Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed

Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed

Generic Name: tetanus toxoid vaccine (Pronunciation: TET a nus TOX oid)

What is tetanus toxoid vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed)?

Tetanus is a serious disease caused by bacteria. Tetanus (lockjaw) causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 out of 10 cases.

This vaccine works by exposing you to a small dose of the bacteria (or a protein from the bacteria), which causes the body to develop immunity to the disease. This vaccine will not treat an active infection that has already developed in the body.

The tetanus toxoid vaccine is used to help prevent this disease in adults and children who are at least 7 years old.

Like any vaccine, the tetanus toxoid vaccine may not provide protection from disease in every person.

What are the possible side effects of tetanus toxoid vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

You should not receive a booster vaccine if you had a life threatening allergic reaction after the first shot.

Keep track of any and all side effects you have after receiving this vaccine. When you receive a booster dose, you will need to tell the doctor if the previous shot caused any side effects.

Call your doctor at once if you have deep, aching pain and muscle wasting in the upper arm(s). This rare but serious reaction to a tetanus vaccine may begin 2 days to 4 weeks after you receive the vaccine, and could last up to many months.

Becoming infected with tetanus is much more dangerous to your health than receiving this vaccine. However, like any medicine, this vaccine can cause side effects but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • fever, general ill feeling;
  • nausea;
  • feeling light-headed;
  • joint pain; or
  • redness, pain, tenderness, swelling, or a lump where the shot was given.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report vaccine side effects to the US Department of Health and Human Services at 1 800 822 7967.

Read the Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed (tetanus toxoid adsorbed) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about tetanus toxoid vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed)?

You can still receive a vaccine if you have a minor cold. In the case of a more severe illness with a fever or any type of infection, wait until you get better before receiving this vaccine.

You may not be able to receive tetanus toxoid vaccine if you have ever received a similar vaccine that caused a life-threatening allergic reaction or a neurologic disorder or disease affecting the brain.

Before you receive this vaccine, tell your healthcare provider if you have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder, easy bruising or bleeding, a history of Guillain Barré syndrome, an allergy to latex rubber, a weak immune system, or if you are receiving treatments that can weaken the immune system (such as radiation, chemotherapy, or steroids).

You should not receive a booster vaccine if you had a life threatening allergic reaction after the first shot.

Keep track of any and all side effects you have after receiving this vaccine. When you receive a booster dose, you will need to tell the doctor if the previous shot caused any side effects.

Call your doctor at once if you have deep, aching pain and muscle wasting in the upper arm(s). This rare but serious reaction to a tetanus vaccine may begin 2 days to 4 weeks after you receive the vaccine, and could last up to many months.

Becoming infected with tetanus is much more dangerous to your health than receiving this vaccine. However, like any medicine, this vaccine can cause side effects but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low.

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