General English name: Tetanus Vaccines
Application: Prevention of tetanus
Pharmacological forms of tetanus vaccine
Tetanus vaccine drug information
The tetanus vaccine is given to protect against tetanus in adults and children 7 years of age and older. Vaccination is the best way to protect against this life-threatening disease. Vaccines produce protective antibodies in the body.
The tetanus vaccine is given to the baby for the first time along with two other diphtheria and pertussis vaccines (triple vaccine) and the next series of this vaccine is injected as a triple vaccine and as a booster according to careful planning.
If a child or adult is at risk for tetanus and 5-10 years have passed since the last vaccine, the doctor will prescribe a dose of tetanus vaccine as a booster injection during the injury; Of course, even if you have no harm, it is necessary to get the tetanus vaccine every 10 years.
Dosage and method of tetanus vaccine
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with the tetanus vaccine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
Inject the tetanus vaccine exactly as your doctor advised.
The tetanus vaccine should be given to you by a specialist.
Contraindications to tetanus vaccine
Note the expiration date of the tetanus vaccine, and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
Never give the tetanus vaccine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Tetanus vaccine during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. This medicine can have harmful effects on the fetus or on yourself. Your doctor will prescribe this vaccine if you think it is necessary to inject it.
The effect of tetanus vaccine on driving and working with machines
The tetanus vaccine may cause nausea, so be sure to be vigilant before driving or operating machinery.
Pharmacological interactions of tetanus vaccine
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with the tetanus vaccine include “blood thinners” (eg, warfarin), corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone, prednisone), cancer chemotherapy drugs, and drugs that weaken the immune system (e.g. Cyclosporine, tacrolimus)
Special warnings and precautions while taking tetanus vaccine
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking the tetanus vaccine:
- If you have recently had an illness or fever.
- If you have a bleeding disorder (eg, hemophilia, low platelets).
- If you have a high fever or severe itching and swelling after the previous vaccination.
- If you have an illness or infection.
- If you have a history of epilepsy or seizures.
- If your nervous system (eg, paralysis, numbness / tingling, severe drowsiness, confusion) is affected.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions to the vaccine.
- If your immune system (autoimmune disorders) is damaged.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, it is important that your doctor knows about this.
Side effects of tetanus vaccine
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Pain and swelling or redness around the injection site
Mild fever, joint pain, muscle aches, nausea
Important Note: Normally, your doctor or nurse will ask you to wait a few minutes after vaccination to make sure that you are not experiencing any adverse reactions to the vaccine. Although allergic reactions are very rare, you should see a doctor right away if you develop shortness of breath after vaccination or any severe swelling or skin rash.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the tetanus vaccine.
Overdose of tetanus vaccine (drug poisoning)
Because this vaccine is prescribed and injected by your doctor and specialist, there is no possibility of drug poisoning.
Storage conditions of tetanus vaccine
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.