Tetanus Toxoids, Injection
This medicine is given by injection (shots) to provide immunization (protection) against tetanus infection that may result from wounds or injuries. It is not used to treat an active tetanus infection.Proper Use
These shots are given by a health care provider. Usually you will need 3 or 4 injections 4 to 8 weeks apart and a booster dose every 10 years after the last shot.Possible Side Effects
This medicine may cause redness, tenderness, and swelling for a few days where you had the injection. A small bump where you had the injection may remain for a few weeks.
This medicine may cause a low fever, chills, flushing, generalized aches and pains, and itching. If these continue or get worse, contact your health care provider.
Along with its needed effects, your medicine may cause some unwanted side effects. Some side effects may be very serious. Some side effects may go away as your body adjusts to the medicine. Tell your health care provider if you have any side effects that continue or get worse.
Serious (report these to your health care provider right away): Severe allergic reaction (hives, swelling of the mouth or throat, trouble breathing), high fever, loss of feeling in any part of your body (rare).
Other : Low fever, chills, ill feeling, flushing, generalized aches and pains, itching.