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Adsorbed tetanus toxoid is a vaccine that brings about active immunity to the person being injected. This vaccine contains tetanus antigen that stimulates the immune system so that it can produce antibodies. It is not used to treat active tetanus infection.

Adsorbed Tetanus Toxoid is used for immunization of the following conditions:

  • Tetanus, primary immunisationand booster dose
  • Postexposure prophylaxis of tetanus

Do not give Adsorbed Tetanus Toxoid to the following:

  • People being treated with immunosuppressive drugs

Adsorbed Tetanus Toxoid may have the following side effects:


Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Moderate or severe fever
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • History of Guillian-Barre syndrome



Adsorbed Tetanus Toxoid may interact with the following medicines:

  • Immunosuppressants
  • Tetanus immune globulin if not given at different sites using different syringes

If you think you have used Adsorbed Tetanus Toxoid more than the usual dosage, please seek medical help immediately.

Symptoms of overdose include the following:

  • Fever
  • General ill feeling
  • Nausea
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Joint pain
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Lump where the shot was given
  • Seek medical immediately.


Available Brands:

  • Tetliv
  • Tetox 40 IU

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