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Diphtheria toxoid / tetanus toxoid Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Diphtheria toxoid / tetanus toxoid is also known as: Decavac (Td), Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed (for Pediatric Use) (DT), Tenivac (Td), Tetanus-Diphtheria Toxoids, Adult

Medically reviewed on December 29, 2016

Diphtheria toxoid / tetanus toxoid Pregnancy Warnings

Tetanus-diphtheria toxoids (Td) has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Tetanus-diphtheria toxoids (Td) is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Diphtheria toxoid / tetanus toxoid Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of tetanus-diphtheria toxoids (Td) in human milk. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering tetanus-diphtheria toxoids (Td) to nursing women.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Decavac (tetanus-diphtheria toxoids)." Aventis Pasteur Inc, Swiftwater, PA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Decavac (tetanus-diphtheria toxoids)." Aventis Pasteur Inc, Swiftwater, PA.

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