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Serum - Protection from birth onwards

TETANUS ANTITOXIN 1500 IU, 3000 IU, 20000 IU

Anti sera


Tetanus Antitoxin is used for prophylaxis and treatment of Tetanus. Tetanus Antitoxin use is also recommended in case of surgical operations involving reopening of old scars, piles and fistuale and those in which faecal contamination is likely.


Either subcutaneous or intramuscular rout of administration.


Each dose is 1.0 ml


  • Prophylactic Use:
  • Tetanus antitoxin is given as prophylaxis to the persons at risk with infected wounds, wounds contaminated with soil or mud, deep or punctured wounds and wounds with devitalising tissue damages. A dose of 1,500 IU should be given subcutaneously or intramuscularly as early as possible after the wound is received. In severe wounds, the dose may be doubled or trebled and the antitoxin injected in two or three places around the wound.
  • Along with prophylactic passive immunisation, it is advisable to initiate active immunisation with adsorbed Tetanus toxoid.
  • Therapeutic Use:
  • For therapy, large doses 100,000 - 200,000 IU of antitoxin should be given very slowly by intravenous route followed by smaller weekly doses intramuscularly as required. Some physicians prefer a smaller initial dose of 20,000 IU or so intramuscularly. Active immunisation may be initiated when the patient is cured of the illness.
  • 1,500 IU in 1.0 ml x 50 ampoules carton.
  • 1,500 IU in 1.0 ml x 20 ampoules carton.
  • 3,000 IU in 1.0 ml x 10 ampoules carton.
  • 3,000 IU in 1.0 ml x 20 ampoules carton.
  • 6,000 IU in 2.0 ml x 20 vials carton.
  • 10,000 IU in 3.33 ml single vial carton.
  • 20,000 IU in 5.0 ml single vial carton.
  • 50,000 IU in 12.5 ml single vial carton.