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Tubersol Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Tubersol (tuberculin purified protein derivative) is a cell-free purified protein derived from Mycobacterium tuberculosis indicated as an aid in the detection of infection with M. tuberculosis. Tubersol may be available in generic form. Uncommon side effects of Tubersol include redness or ulceration of the skin at the test site, skin rash, or itching. Rarely, an allergic reaction may occur.
The dose of Tubersol is 0.1 mL administered under the skin in what's called the Mantoux tuberculin test (also known as a PPD, purified protein derivative). A health care professional will monitor your reaction at 48 and 72 hours after the test is performed to determine the presence of a positive reaction to M. tuberculosis. Tubersol may interact with certain other live vaccines. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Tubersol should be used only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Tubersol (tuberculin purified protein) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
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 side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Tubersol FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The information pertaining to adverse events has been compiled from historical clinical studies and post-marketing experience with TUBERSOL.
General Disorders And Administration Site Conditions
Injection site pain, injection site pruritus and injection site discomfort.
Injection site scar as a result of strongly positive reactions.
Immune System Disorders
Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders
Rash, generalized rash
Nervous System Disorders
Reporting Of Adverse Events
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact the Pharmacovigilance Department, Sanofi Pasteur Inc., Discovery Drive, Swiftwater, PA 18370 or call 1-800-822-2463 (1-800-VACCINE) or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MEDWATCH Program at 1-800-332-1088 and www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Tubersol (Tuberculin Purified Protein)
Additional Tubersol Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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