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Diphtheria Toxoid / Tetanus Toxoid Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 4, 2019.

Applies to the following strengths: 5 units-2units/0.5 mL; 2 units-2 units/0.5 mL; 10 units-15 units/0.5 mL; 10 units-2 units/0.5 mL; 5 units-2 units/0.5 mL preservative-free

Usual Pediatric Dose for Diphtheria Prophylaxis

0.5 mL intramuscularly in a 5-dose series (at 2, 4, 6, and 15 to 18 months, and at 4 to 6 years)

Comments:
-The first dose may be given at 6 weeks of age.

Use: Active immunization against diphtheria and tetanus in children from 6 weeks to 6 years

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tetanus Prophylaxis

0.5 mL intramuscularly in a 5-dose series (at 2, 4, 6, and 15 to 18 months, and at 4 to 6 years)

Comments:
-The first dose may be given at 6 weeks of age.

Use: Active immunization against diphtheria and tetanus in children from 6 weeks to 6 years

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Serious hypersensitivity (e.g. anaphylaxis) to any of the ingredients

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 weeks; this drug is not recommended for use in these patients.

To report suspected adverse reactions, contact the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at: https://vaers.hhs.gov

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-The anterolateral aspect of the thigh is the preferred injection site for children under 1 year old.
-The deltoid may be used for older children.

Storage requirements:
-Refrigerate; do not freeze

IV compatibility:
-Do not mix with any other vaccine.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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