Rabies Vaccine

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RABIES VACCINE

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1.       TYPE OF DRUG – RABIES VACCINE
Rabies vaccine is an active immunizing agent

 

2.       INDICATIONS (USE) – RABIES VACCINE
Rabies is a vaccine indicated for pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis against rabies. Imovax Rabies vaccine is approved for use in all age groups.

 

3.       MECHANISM OF ACTION (MOA) – RABIES VACCINE
intradermal or intramuscular administration, rabies vaccine induces the formation of protective antibodies to rabies virus, thereby providing active immunity to rabies virus.

 

4.       ROUTES OF ADMINISTRATION – RABIES VACCINE
Injection

 

5.       ONSET OF EFFECT OR ACTION – RABIES VACCINE
IM: Rabies antibody: Approx 7-10 days.

 

6.       DOSAGE (DOSING INFORMATION) – RABIES VACCINE
given at the following times:

(1) Dose 1: As appropriate,

(2) Dose 2: 7 days after Dose 1, and

(3) Dose 3: 21 days or 28 days after Dose 1.

 

7.       HALF LIFE (DURATION OF ACTION) – RABIES VACCINE
half-life of approximately 21 days

 

8.       ADVERSE EFFECTS OR SIDE EFFECTS – RABIES VACCINE
  • a mild fever
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • vomiting
  • a rash
9.       CONTRAINDICATIONS – RABIES VACCINE
The medical considerations/contraindications included have been selected on the basis of their potential clinical significance (reasons given in parentheses where appropriate)— not necessarily inclusive (» = major clinical significance).

 

10.   DRUG INTERACTIONS – RABIES VACCINE
  • an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid;
  • chemotherapy or radiation cancer treatments;
  • medications to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders, such as azathioprine (Imuran), etanercept (Enbrel), leflunomide (Arava), and others; or
  • medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection, such as basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf), muromonab CD3 (Orthoclone), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf).

If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to receive rabies vaccine, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

 

11.      EXCRETION – RABIES VACCINE
 

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