Drug Study (Mucosulvan, Verorab, Tetanus Toxoid

"Tetanus Toxoid" GENERIC NAME: Anti-tetanus serum BRAND NAME: Tetanus Toxoid GENERAL CLASSIFICATION: EPI vaccine, Anti-tetanus INDICATION:  Tetanus Toxoid is indicated for booster injection only for persons 7 yrs of age and older against tetanus.  Primary immunization schedule for children under 7 yrs of age should consist of five doses of vaccine containing tetanus toxoid.  Tetanus Toxoid is not to be used for treatment of tetanus infection.  As with any vaccine, vaccination with tetanus toxoid may not protect 100% of susceptible individuals. DOSAGES:  After the initial immunization series is completed, a booster dose of 0.5mL of tetanus toxoid should be given intramuscularly every 10 yrs to maintain adequate immunity. SIDE EFFECT/ ADVERSE REACTION: o Body System as a whole: Redness, warmth, edema, induration with or without tenderness as well as urticaria, and rash. Malaise, transient fever, pain, hypotension, nausea, and arthralgia NURSING CONSIDERATION:  Shake well the vial before withdrawing each dose  Special care should be taken to ensure that the injection does not enter the blood vessel  For Nursing Mothers: Tetanus Toxoid does not affect the safety of mothers who are breastfeeding or their infants. Breastfeeding does not adversely affect immune response and is not a contraindication for vaccination  For Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness of tetanus toxoid in infants below the age of 6 weeks has not been established. However, this vaccine is not indicated for children under 7 yrs of age.  For Geriatric Use: Tetanus Toxoid should only be used in geriatric patients known to have received a primary series of tetanus-containing vaccine, since many such as persons have no prior immunity.

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