Tetanus Vaccine Lockjaw Injection
WHAT IS TETANUS LOCK JAW ?
Tetanus is a serious disease caused by bacteria. Tetanus (lockjaw) causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 out of 10 cases.
MEDICINE USES :
The Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine is used to help prevent this disease in adults and children who are at least 7 years old.
TETANUS LOCK JAW VACCINE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
- fever, general ill feeling;
- feeling light-headed;
- joint pain; or
- redness, pain, tenderness, swelling, or a lump where the shot was given.
Call your doctor at once if you have deep, aching pain and muscle wasting in the upper arm(s). This rare but serious reaction to a tetanus vaccine may begin 2 days to 4 weeks after you receive the vaccine, and could last up to many months.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) for TETANUS LOCK JAW VACCINE :
- Before you or your child receives this vaccination, tell the health care professional if you or your child is allergic to it; or to any other vaccines; or if you or your child has any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as latex), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your health care professional for more details.
- Before using this vaccine, tell the health care professional your or your child's medical history, especially of: history of s