tetanus immune globulin (TIG) (Rx)

Brand and Other Names:Hyper Tet, HyperTET S/D, more...TIG
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

powder for injection

  • 250 units

Tetanus

Prophylaxis: 250 Units IM (single dose)

Active tetanus: 3000-6000 Units IM

Clean minor wound

  • # doses unknown or 0-2 doses; toxoid only
  • >3 doses; toxoid if >10 years ago

All other wounds

  • # doses unknown or 0-1 doses; toxoid plus IG
  • 2 doses; toxoid, but no IG if wound <24 hours old
  • >3 doses; toxoid if >5 years ago, and no IG

Dosage Forms & Strengths

powder for injection

  • 250 units

Tetanus Prophylaxis

<7 years old: 4 Unit/kg or 250 Units IM  

>7 years old: 250 Units IM (single dose)

Tetanus Treatment

3000-6000 Units IM

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                • adenovirus types 4 and 7 live, oral

                  tetanus immune globulin (TIG) decreases effects of adenovirus types 4 and 7 live, oral by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Separate by 3 months.

                • BCG vaccine live

                  tetanus immune globulin (TIG) decreases effects of BCG vaccine live by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Separate by 3 months.

                • measles (rubeola) vaccine

                  tetanus immune globulin (TIG) decreases effects of measles (rubeola) vaccine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Separate by 3 months.

                • measles mumps and rubella vaccine, live

                  tetanus immune globulin (TIG) decreases effects of measles mumps and rubella vaccine, live by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Separate by 3 months.

                • measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine, live

                  tetanus immune globulin (TIG) decreases effects of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine, live by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Separate by 3 months.

                • rubella vaccine

                  tetanus immune globulin (TIG) decreases effects of rubella vaccine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Separate by 3 months.

                • smallpox (vaccinia) vaccine, live

                  tetanus immune globulin (TIG) decreases effects of smallpox (vaccinia) vaccine, live by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Separate by 3 months.

                • varicella virus vaccine live

                  tetanus immune globulin (TIG) decreases effects of varicella virus vaccine live by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Separate by 3 months.

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                • protein a column

                  protein a column decreases levels of tetanus immune globulin (TIG) by Other (see comment). Minor/Significance Unknown. Comment: Since Prosorba binds IgG, it could theoretically interfere with the levels and/or effects of pharmacologic immune globulins.

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                Adverse Effects

                Frequency Not Defined

                Urticaria

                Injection site pain

                N/V

                Fever

                Lethargy

                Chest tightness

                Anaphylaxis

                Angioneurotic edema

                Nephrotic syndrome (rare)

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                Warnings

                Contraindications

                Hypersensitivity to gamma globulin, IgA, thimerosal

                Cautions

                Thrombocytopenia or coagulation disorders may contraindicate IM injection

                Made from human plasma, small risk of viral transmission through administration

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                Pregnancy & Lactation

                Pregnancy Category: C

                Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk, no adverse effects reported

                Pregnancy Categories

                A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

                B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

                C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

                D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

                X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

                NA: Information not available.

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                Pharmacology

                Mechanism of Action

                Human immune globulins from donors

                Pharmacokinetics

                Half-life: 23 days

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