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TETANUS AND DIPHTHERIA TOXOIDS ADSORBED
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Drug Name:

TETANUS AND DIPHTHERIA TOXOIDS ADSORBED Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids; aluminum adsorbed; susp for IM inj; contains residual formaldehyde, thimerosal (trace); latex-free.

Company:
Merck & Co., Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for TETANUS AND DIPHTHERIA TOXOIDS ADSORBED:

Tetanus and diphtheria immunization in patients ≥7yrs.

Adults and Children:

<7yrs: not recommended. ≥7yrs: Give IM in deltoid muscle. Previously unvaccinated: three 0.5mL doses at elected date, then 4–8 weeks after first dose, and 6–12 months after second dose. Give booster dose at 11–12yrs of age if last dose of tetanus and diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine was given ≥5yrs ago. Other: give booster every 10yrs. Diphtheria and tetanus prophylaxis: see full labeling.

Contraindications:

Anaphylaxis associated with a previous dose.

Warnings/Precautions:

Guillain-Barre syndrome within 6 weeks of previous tetanus toxoid vaccine. Previous Arthus-type hypersensitivity reaction: not recommended until ≥10yrs after prior dose of tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine. Immunodeficiency. Have epinephrine (1:1000) available. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Concomitant vaccines: see full labeling. Immunosuppressants (eg, radiation, chemotherapy, high-dose steroids): may get suboptimal response.

Pharmacological Class:

Td vaccine.

Adverse Reactions:

Local reactions (eg, erythema, tenderness), dizziness, headache, myalgia, fever; rare: neurological disorders.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Decavac.

How Supplied:

Single-dose vials (0.5mL)—10

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