Tetanus Immune Globulin

Reviewed on 4/27/2022

What Is Tetanus Immune Globulin and How Does It Work?

Tetanus Immune Globulin is a prescription medication used for the prevention and treatment of tetanus.

  • Tetanus Immune Globulin is available under the following different brand names: Hyper Tet, HyperTET S/D, TIG

What Are Dosages of Tetanus Immune Globulin?

Adult and pediatric dosage

Powder for injection

  • 250 units


Adult dosage

Active tetanus: 3000-6000 Units IM

Pediatric dosage


  • Less than 7 years old: 4 Units/kg or 250 Units IM  
  • Above 7 years old: 250 Units IM (single dose)


  • 3000-6000 Units IM

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows: 

  • See “Dosages”

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Tetanus Immune Globulin?

Common side effects of Tetanus Immune Globulin include:

  • mild fever,
  • joint pain,
  • muscle aches,
  • nausea,
  • tiredness, and
  • pain, itching, swelling, or redness at the injection site.

Serious side effects of Tetanus Immune Globulin include:

  • tingling of the hands or feet,
  • hearing problems,
  • trouble swallowing,
  • muscle weakness, and
  • seizures.

Rare side effects of Tetanus Immune Globulin include:

  • none 
This is not a complete list of side effects and other serious side effects or health problems that may occur as a result of the use of this drug. Call your doctor for medical advice about serious side effects or adverse reactions. You may report side effects or health problems to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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What Other Drugs Interact with Tetanus Immune Globulin?

If your medical doctor is using this medicine to treat your pain, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • Tetanus Immune Globulin has severe interactions with no other drugs.
  • Tetanus Immune Globulin has serious interactions with the following drugs:
    • axicabtagene ciloleucel
    • brexucabtagene autoleucel
    • ciltacabtagene autoleucel
    • idecabtagene vicleucel
    • lisocabtagene maraleucel
    • tisagenlecleucel
  • Tetanus Immune Globulin has moderate interactions with the following drugs:
  • Tetanus Immune Globulin has minor interactions with the following drug:
    • protein a column

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Visit the RxList Drug Interaction Checker for any drug interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Tetanus Immune Globulin?


Effects of drug abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Tetanus Immune Globulin?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Tetanus Immune Globulin?”


Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks during pregnancy
  • Lactation
    • Not known if excreted in breast milk, no adverse effects were reported
Medscape. Tetanus Immune Globulin.


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