Generic Name : Rabies Vaccine
Pronunciation : RAY-beez
TradeName : India- Berirab-P, Carig, Equirab, Erig, Hrig, Imogam Rab, Imorab, Imovax Rab, Kamrab, Pars, Pasteur An, Rabglob, Rabies Vac, Rabipur, Rabivax, Vaxirab, Verorab, Verovax-R, Worab.
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an immunizing agent, used to prevent rabies. The vaccine activates the body to produce antibodies against the rabies virus.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) :
Contraindicated in patients with febrile illness (fever) and hypersensitivity.
When it is to be taken :
Adult: IM- Pre-exposure vaccination: Primary course consists of 3 doses; 1 ml on days 0, 7 and 21 or 28. Booster dose: 1 ml based on antibody titers.
Post-exposure vaccination: Vaccinate as soon as possible after exposure and may be stopped if it is shown that the patient was not at risk.
Patients who did not receive proper primary immunization: 5 doses of 1 ml each on days 0, 3, 7, 14 and 28 (patients should also receive rabies 1g with the 1st dose); patients who have received primary immunization: 2 doses of 1 ml on days 0 and 3.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider.
Special Instruction :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, poor immune system and bleeding disorder.
* Inform your doctor about your previous rabies vaccination, if any.
* Patient may develop with the following symptoms after booster dose: joint pain, nausea, malaise, severe allergic reactions, fever and vomiting; if it so consult with your doctor.
Side Effects :
Injection site reactions such as injection site redness, in-durations and pain;
Flu-like symptoms - weakness, fatigue, fever, headache, muscle pain and malaise; joint pain, dizziness, lymph node, nausea and rash.
Palpitations and hot flush.
Other Precautions :
* It may make you drowsy or dizzy, do not drive a car or operate machinery.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at refrigerator (2°C to 8°C) and protected from light.
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