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  • Answer: Yes, Tetanus Toxoid does contain Thimerosal (mercury), in mostvaccines. BUT, there are several tetanus vaccines that are free ofmercury. Infanrix, Daptacel, ADACEL and Boostrix have no mercury inthem. Tripedia is manufactured with thimerosal that is graduallydiluted out of the final product. Some older ones still contain upto 25mcg/0.5ml of mercury.
  • Answer: because of the danger of side effects which if occur in the first trimester may lead to misscarrage.
  • Answer: with in 24 hrs but, its better to take it as quick as possible, more the delay more the infection.
  • Answer: tetanus shoud be given three months pregent woman.
  • Answer: Tetanus immunization can be given at any time of the day.
  • Answer: Tetox is part of a number of vaccines given to babies. It is repeated every 10 years. If there was an injury which may be tetanus prone (a dirty wound, or a puncture wound) and it had been 5 years since your last shot, It is likely you would be given another to ensure you were covered against tetanus.
  • Answer: Anti-tetanus serum is also known as tetanus immune globlulin. In the US, commercial brands available include HyperTet and BayTet. Blood from people who have been immunized with tetanus vaccine is processed to get the tetanus antibodies, which is injected to prevent tetanus in an un-immunized person.
  • Answer: anti tetanus serum is for preventing tetanus. When a wound is made by rusty weapon or infected with mud then the anti tetanus serum used as intramuscular injection.
  • Answer: generally a tetanus shot within 8-10 years should be sufficient. depending on how badly you cut your hand, you may want to seek treatment so that the cut can be irrigated and you can be given an antibiotic ointment to prevent other infections.
  • Answer: The purpose of anti-tetanus serum is to prevent someone fromgetting tetanus, otherwise known as lockjaw. Tetanus is caused bybacteria which is commonly found in the soil and is transmittedthrough deep flesh wounds such as stepping on a nail or getting cutby other objects. Getting injected with the serum will prevent thebacteria from causing tetanus.
  • Answer: prophylaxis and treatment of tetanus
  • Answer: The composition of your anti-tetatus serum is the attenuated or "weakened" causitive agent of Tetanus, the bacteria called Clostridium tetani. In contrast with your Tetanus Toxoid, it contains not the bacteria but the toxin produced by the C. tetani, also in weakened form. Doctor Q.U. Ack,BSB,RMT,MD
  • Answer: Anti tetanus serum is injected to prevent a person from gettingtetanus. The indications for giving this medication are when apatient has a deep puncture wound or cut, especially with itemswhich are dirty because the bacteria which causes tetanus is knownto be present in dust and soil.
  • Answer: Anti-tetanus serum drugs are the medications which are injected asa vaccine to prevent a person from getting tetanus. The mostcommonly used drug is called tetanus toxoid.
  • Answer: It is not. In fact it is very useful, and full blown tetanus is fairly rarely seen in developed countries.

    However one problem with the vaccine is that it requires regular re-vaccination (typically every 10-years or so). People rarely do so, and are thusly rarely protected by the vaccine.


    The current vaccine schedule (in the US) is to get three shots (DTaP) in the first year of life (usually 2,4,6 mos), one more shot between ages 12-18 months and one shot before starting kindergarten. The first "booster" is given at age 11-12, and then every 10 years afterward (if you get an injury they will give an early booster if the last was more than 5 yrs ago).

    As the previous poster pointed out very few adults continue to get the 10 year boosters. Despite that, we see exceptionally little tetanus in westerners who got the original series of vaccine. For that reason may have questioned whether we really need a booster every ten years throughout adult-hood and the "powers that be" have been discussing scaling back that recommendation for some time. One proposed schedule is to get the shots as above through the 11-12 yr booster and then do something like do another at age 50 and then another at age 65.

    To be clear: Everyone agrees that you should be given a booster if you get a deep injury and it has been more than 5 years since your last shot. Also, every major US medical organization still recommends an update very 10 years. They are debating the change but have not yet made it.

    In addition: a few years ago they discovered that a lot of nagging coughs that last a few weeks in adults are actually pertussis ("whooping cough" and the "P" in DTaP vaccines given to children). For that reason they added a booster to pertussis to the adult tetanus and it is recommended that people under the age of 65 who have not had a tetanus shot in the last 2 years get the new one, even if not normally due.

When can you give anti-tetanus and tetanus toxoid to a patient?

  • within 72 hours

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