Is It Safe To Get A Tetanus Vaccine Before Marriage And Taking Phenytoin?
I am currently taking phenytoin. And I’m getting married Is it safe to do TT vaccines etc. before marriage? Please explain, thank you …
Hello Elma, Thank you for the question.
Tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine is a vaccine given to prevent tetanus infection. This vaccine is usually recommended for women who will become pregnant or who are pregnant to prevent the occurrence of tetanus in their babies. For the first pregnancy, the doctor will usually recommend tetanus vaccine as much as 2 doses with the distance between vaccinations is 4 weeks. However, if this woman has never received a tetanus vaccine, the tetanus vaccine is incomplete, or the vaccine status is unknown, the doctor will recommend 3 doses of tetanus vaccine, with the first and second vaccine spacing is 4 weeks and the second and third vaccine spacing is 6 month. To prevent tetanus infection, doctors can recommend TT vaccine or Tdap vaccine.
You can do the TT vaccine before marriage because this vaccine has no interaction with the phenytoin drug you are taking. Please follow the advice of obstetricians regarding the TT vaccine schedule, yes.
Hopefully this information helps you.