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Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
There are no controlled studies in breastfeeding women, however the risk of untoward effects to a breastfed infant is possible; or, controlled studies show only minimal non-threatening adverse effects. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant.
Side Effects: Anaphylaxis may occur in some rare cases, with hypotension, dyspnoea, urticaria, and shock, serum sickness may occur 7 to 10 days after injection; symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, bronchospasm, and urticaria, nephritis, myocarditis, neuritis, polyarthritis, uveitis.
Drug Interaction: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin, heparin), high blood pressure medicines.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Mechanism Of Action: Neutralises the toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheriae locally at the site of infection and in the circulation, but does not affect the pathological changes already induced by the toxin.