Tuberculin Purified Protein Derivative

Tuberculin Purified Protein Derivative(Tuberculin PPD)- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugTuberculin Purified Protein Derivative(Tuberculin PPD) is a Diagnostic Agents  
Mechanism of Action 
IndicationsTuberculin Purified Protein Derivative(Tuberculin PPD) is a Diagnostic Agents  which is used for
1. Used for the test of hypersensitivity to
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage formsAvailable at special clinics or by specialists. 
ContraindicationsShould not be used within 3 weeks of receiving a live viral vaccine
Precautions1. Elderly
2. malnutrition
3. Viral or bacterial infections
4. Malignant disease
5. Corticosteroid or immunosuppressant therapy-diminished sensitivity to tuberculin
6. Avoid contact with open cuts, abraded or diseased skin, eyes or
Adverse Effects1. Nausea
2. Headache
3. Malaise
4. Immediate local reactions 
5. Vesicular or ulcerating
local reactions
6. Regional adenopathy and
7. Necrosis
8. Pruritus
9. Pain
Pregnancy Category 

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