|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|
|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|
|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|
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|