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What Is Tetanus Immunoglobulin used For?

Tetanus Immunoglobulin (TIG) is recommended for the treatment of tetanus and prophylaxis against tetanus following injury in patients whose tetanus immunization is incomplete or uncertain. Tetanus Immunoglobulin can be purchased at Drugstore Nigeria, an online pharmacy store in Lagos.

Tetanus Immunoglobulin Composition

Tetanus Immunoglobulin is a sterile solution that contains 160 mg/mL human plasma protein of which at least 98% is immunoglobulin G (IgG), with a tetanus antitoxin activity of not less than 100 IU/ml. It also contains less than 0.5 mg/mL of immunoglobulin A (IgA). It also contains 22.5 mg/mL of glycine and it contains no preservatives. How Does Tetanus Immunoglobulin Work?

 Tetanus Immunoglobulin helps to prevent tetanus from fresh wounds by removal of all foreign and necrotic material from the site of injury.

Tetanus Immunoglobulin Dosage

For both adults and children, 250 IU of Tetanus Immunoglobulin-VF (for Intramuscular Use) is the minimum recommended daily preventive dose. If the wound is highly contaminated or if it has been more than 24 hours since the injury before seeking medical assistance, the dose should be increased.

Is Tetanus Immunoglobulin safe for Use in pregnancy and While Breastfeeding?

Tetanus Immunoglobulin should be used with caution in pregnant women and Breastfeeding mothers.

What are the Side Effects Of Taking Tetanus Immunoglobulin?

•          Local tenderness, erythema and stiffness may occur at the site where the injection is given

•          Mild pyrexia, Malaise, drowsiness and urticaria may occur occasionally after injections of immunoglobulins.

•          Skin lesions, headache, dizziness, nausea, generalised hypersensitivity reactions and convulsions may at rare occasions.

Where Can I Order For Tetanus Immunoglobulin In Nigeria?

You Can place an order for Tetanus Immunoglobulin at, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy store in Lagos.

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