Drug Index

DT Vaccine

 
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Mechanism :

It is a sterile uniform suspension of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids. It is given as an immunoprophylaxis against diphtheria and tetanus in children who have a contraindication to pertussis vaccine.


Indication :

• Immuno-prophylaxis against diphtheria and tetanus in children who have a contraindication to pertussis vaccine.


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to any component.


Dosing :

Under 7 years: 0.5 ml IM in the anterolateral aspect of the thigh at 2, 4 and 6 months of age. Booster dose at 18 months and 5 years.

Above 7 years: 2 initial doses of 0.5 ml intramuscularly one month apart and third dose six months later.

Booster dose: 0.5 ml every 10 years for those who have completed primary immunization.


Adverse Effect :

Hypersensitivity to any component.

Erythema, induration at the injection site, fever, fatigue and drowsiness, hypersensitivity reactions (rash, urticaria, pruritus, and face edema, anaphylactoid reactions), headache, paresthesia, dizziness, syncope, and convulsions.

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