Diphtheria Antitoxin Pharmacology

Diphtheria Antitoxin

About Diphtheria Antitoxin
Passive immunizing agent(Antitoxin), Treatment of diphtheria.
Mechanism of Action of Diphtheria Antitoxin
This vaccine neutralizes the toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheriae locally at the site of infection and in the circulation. It does not affect the pathological changes already induced by the toxin. This is a passive immunization

Pharmacokinets of Diphtheria Antitoxin
Onset of Action for Diphtheria Antitoxin
Duration of Action for Diphtheria Antitoxin
Half Life of Diphtheria Antitoxin
Side Effects of Diphtheria Antitoxin
1. Chilly sensation
2. Difficulty in breathing and swallowing
3. Feeling of discomfort
4. Fever
5. Hives
6. Itching
7. Muscle aches
8. Rapid rise in body temperature
9. Rash
10. Reddening of skin
11. Swollen lymph glands
12. Unusual tiredness or weakness
13 Inflammation of joints
Contra-indications of Diphtheria Antitoxin
1.Hypersensitivity to the vaccine or any other ingredients of it
Special Precautions while taking Diphtheria Antitoxin
1. Infantile eczema
2. Allergic to any previous antiserum injection
3. Asthma
4.Hay fever
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Diphtheria Antitoxin
1. Prevention of diphtheria
2.Treatment of diphtheria
Interactions for Diphtheria Antitoxin
Typical Dosage for Diphtheria Antitoxin
For prevention of diphtheria
Adults and children-10,000-30,000 units (in mild to moderate cases)
Adults and children-40,000 unit (In severe cases) ? -2 hrs after the initial dose
Schedule of Diphtheria Antitoxin
Storage Requirements for Diphtheria Antitoxin
Store at 2? C to 10? C. Protect from light. Do not freeze
Effects of Missed Dosage of Diphtheria Antitoxin
Effects of Overdose of Diphtheria Antitoxin
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment

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