Diphtheria Toxoid

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Uses of Diphtheria Toxoid

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Diphtheria Toxoid is used in the prevention of:

  • Diphtheria

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Diphtheria Toxoid Brand Names

Diphtheria Toxoid may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Diphtheria Toxoid Drug Class

Diphtheria Toxoid is part of the drug class:

Diphtheria Toxoid Interactions

This is not a complete list of Diphtheria Toxoiddrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Diphtheria Toxoid and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Diphtheria Toxoid falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Diphtheria Toxoid should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Diphtheria Toxoid should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Diphtheria Toxoid Dosage

Take diphtheria toxoid exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Diphtheria Toxoid dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Diphtheria Toxoid is available in the following doses:

  • Diphth/haemophilus/pertussis/tetanus/polio Intramuscular Kit
  • Diphtheria-tetanus Toxoids (dt) Ped Pediatric Intramuscular Suspension
  • Diphtheria/haemophilus/pertussis,acel/tetanus Intramuscular Suspension
  • Diphtheria/haemophilus/pertussis,whl/tetanus Intramuscular Suspension
  • Diphtheria/hepb/pertussis,acel/polio/tetanus Intramuscular Suspension
  • Diphtheria/pertussis,acel/tetanus/polio Intramuscular Suspension
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (dtap) Ped 15 Units-5 Units-23 Mcg/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (dtap) Ped 2.5 Units-18.5 Mcg-5 Units/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (dtap) Ped 25 Units-10 Units-58 Mcg/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (dtap) Ped 6.7 Units-5 Units-46.8 Mcg/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Tetanus-diphth Toxoids (td) Adult/adol 10 Units-15 Units/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Tetanus-diphth Toxoids (td) Adult/adol 10 Units-2 Units/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Tetanus-diphth Toxoids (td) Adult/adol 2 Units-2 Units/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Tetanus-diphth Toxoids (td) Adult/adol 5 Units-2units/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Tetanus/diphth/pertuss (tdap) Adult/adol 2.5 Units-18.5 Mcg-5 Units/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Tetanus/diphth/pertuss (tdap) Adult/adol 5 Units-2 Units-15.5 Mcg/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension
  • Tetanus/diphth/pertuss (tdap) Adult/adol 5 Units-2.5 Units-18.5 Mcg/0.5 Ml Intramuscular Suspension

Forms of Medication

Diphtheria Toxoid is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Suspension
  • Prefilled Syringe