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DIPHTHERIA AND TETANUS TOXOIDS ADSORBED is a vaccine. It is used to prevent infections of diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw). Compare vaccinations.

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Tenivac Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Contact your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency medical care if any serious side effects occur.

This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone.

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Side Effects to watch for

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • arthritis pain
  • breathing problems
  • changes in hearing
  • extreme changes in behavior
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • fever over 100 degrees F
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • seizures
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • aches or pains
  • bruising, pain, swelling at site where injected
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • low-grade fever of 100 degrees F or less
  • nausea, vomiting
  • sleepy
  • swollen glands

What may interact with this drug?

  • adalimumab
  • anakinra
  • infliximab
  • live vaccines
  • medicines that suppress your immune system
  • medicines to treat cancer
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like daily aspirin, enoxaparin, heparin, ticlopidine, warfarin
  • radiopharmaceuticals like iodine I-125 or I-131
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