Tetanus Immune Globulin (Human)
Generic name: Tetanus Immune Globulin (Human) (TET a nus i MYUN GLOB yoo lin HYU man)
Brand name: HyperTET S/D
Drug class: Immune globulins
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 10, 2020.
Uses of Tetanus Immune Globulin:
- It is used to treat or prevent tetanus.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Tetanus Immune Globulin?
- If you have an allergy to tetanus immune globulin, thimerosal, or any other part of tetanus immune globulin (human).
- If you are allergic to tetanus immune globulin (human); any part of tetanus immune globulin (human); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have any of these health problems: Bleeding problems or low platelet count.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with tetanus immune globulin (human).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take tetanus immune globulin (human) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Tetanus Immune Globulin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take tetanus immune globulin (human). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Talk with your doctor before getting any vaccines while you take tetanus immune globulin (human) and after you stop taking it. Vaccine use with tetanus immune globulin (human) may either raise the chance of an infection or make the vaccine not work as well. Talk with your doctor.
- This medicine is made from human plasma (part of the blood) and may have viruses that may cause disease. This medicine is screened, tested, and treated to lower the chance that it carries an infection. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using tetanus immune globulin (human) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Tetanus Immune Globulin) best taken?
Use tetanus immune globulin (human) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
What are some other side effects of Tetanus Immune Globulin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Short-term pain after use.
- Mild fever.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Tetanus Immune Globulin?
- If you need to store tetanus immune globulin (human) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about tetanus immune globulin (human), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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