• serum
  • A dose of 1500 international units of tetanus antitoxin should be injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly, after testing for serum sensitivity (see below for reactions to horse serum). (vaccinehaffkine.com)
  • Adequate surgical treatment of wounds with the use of suitable antibiotics should be carried out in addition to the prophylactic injection of antitoxin, if the patient is sensitive to serum or has been actively immunised previously with tetanus vaccine (adsorbed) the patient should receive the dose of tetanus vaccine(adsorbed) only and not tetanus antitoxin. (vaccinehaffkine.com)
  • It is recommended that a dose of 10000 to 20000 I.U. of tetanus antitoxin should be injected intramuscularly soon after admission of patient with symptoms of tetanus such as lockjaw, muscular spasms, etc. after taking precautions against possible serum reaction. (vaccinehaffkine.com)