Tetanus Antitoxin Pharmacology

Tetanus Antitoxin

About Tetanus Antitoxin
Systemic passive immunizing agent, For postexposure prophylaxis against tetanus.
Mechanism of Action of Tetanus Antitoxin
Tetanus antitoxin produces antibodies in our bodies. This gives protection against tetanus infection. This is called passive protection. This passive protection lasts long enough to protect you until your body can produce its own antibodies against tetanus.
Pharmacokinets of Tetanus Antitoxin
Onset of Action for Tetanus Antitoxin
Duration of Action for Tetanus Antitoxin
Half Life of Tetanus Antitoxin
Side Effects of Tetanus Antitoxin
1. Difficulty in breathing and swallowing
2. Feeling of discomfort
3. Fever
4. Hives
5. Itching
6. Muscle aches
7. Rash
8. Reddening of skin, especially around ears
9. Swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose
10. Swelling of joints
11. Swollen lymph glands
12. Weakness
Contra-indications of Tetanus Antitoxin
1. Hypersensitivity to the antitoxin or any other ingredients of it
Special Precautions while taking Tetanus Antitoxin
1. Asthma
2. Infantile eczema
3. Allergy to any previous antiserum injection

Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Indications for Tetanus Antitoxin
1. Tetanus antitoxins provide temporary passive immunity against tetanus infection
Interactions for Tetanus Antitoxin
Typical Dosage for Tetanus Antitoxin
Adults: 3000-5000 units S.C or I.M.
Children (Less than 30kg)- 1500 units.

Schedule of Tetanus Antitoxin
Storage Requirements for Tetanus Antitoxin
Store at 2-8?C .Do not frozen. Protect from light.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Tetanus Antitoxin
Effects of Overdose of Tetanus Antitoxin
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment.

Home Delivery for Tetanus Antitoxin in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for tetanus antitoxin and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for tetanus antitoxin may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take tetanus antitoxin only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for tetanus antitoxin before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for tetanus antitoxin with the pharmacy.

Tetanus Antitoxin is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for tetanus antitoxin might be better known than tetanus antitoxin itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have tetanus antitoxin in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for tetanus antitoxin.