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Drug Name:

TENIVAC Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids; aluminum adsorbed; susp for IM inj; preservative-free.

Company:
Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for TENIVAC:

Tetanus and diphtheria immunization in patients >7yrs.

Adults and Children:

<7yrs: not established. >7yrs: Give IM in deltoid muscle. Previously unvaccinated: three 0.5mL doses, administer first two doses 2 months apart and then third dose 6–8 months after second dose. Routine booster: give at 11–12yrs of age and every 10 years thereafter. 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. Latex allergy (syringe tip cap). Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Concomitant tetanus immune globulin (human): inject at separate site with separate needle and syringe if passive protection required. Immunosuppressants (eg, radiation, chemotherapy, high-dose steroids): may get suboptimal response.

Pharmacological Class:

Td vaccine.

Adverse Reactions:

Injection site reactions (eg, pain, redness, swelling), headache, malaise, muscle weakness, joint pain.

How Supplied:

Single-dose vials (0.5mL)—10
Single-dose prefilled syringe (0.5mL)—10

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