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Indirab 2.5IU Injection


Overview

Introduction

Indirab 2.5IU Injection is given to people who are at higher risk of coming in contact with rabies like veterinarians. It is also given to people after an animal bite if the animal could have rabies. If the vaccine is given immediately and appropriately, it is 100 percent effective.

Indirab 2.5IU Injection is given by injection by a doctor or nurse. It is administered post thorough washing (for about 15 minutes, with soap and copious amounts of water) of all bite wounds as early as possible. The sooner treatment is begun after exposure, the better. Post-exposure anti rabies vaccination should always include administration of both Immunoglobulin and vaccine, with the exception of persons who have previously received complete vaccination regimens. It is very very important to complete the course of the vaccine to prevent this fatal disease.

The most common side effects include pain, joint pain, Injection site redness, and swelling. They do not normally last very long. Sitting or lying down can sometimes help. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

Before having the injection, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a vaccine. Some other medicines may react with the rabies vaccine so talk to your doctor about other medications you are taking as well. You should consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Indirab Injection

Side effects of Indirab Injection

Common
  • Pain
  • Joint pain
  • Injection site redness
  • Injection site swelling
  • Swelling of lymph nodes

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Pain
    Some people use herbal remedies, acupuncture and psychological therapies to manage pain. Using hot and cold compress can also help reduce the pain temporarily. Ask your doctor about suitable painkillers if it bothers you or does not go away.
  • Coping with Joint pain
    Try to keep your joints moving. Get some gentle exercise like walking or cycling. Using hot and cold treatments on the joints can help reduce pain temporarily. Concentrate on your breathing when you are in pain. Try to get enough sleep. Practice some relaxation techniques or mediation. Avoid smoking as it can worsen your condition. Losing weight can make a big difference to the amount of pain. Ask your doctor to recommend some suitable painkillers if the pain bothers you or does not go away.
  • Coping with Injection site redness and Injection site swelling
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Indirab Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Indirab Injection works

Indirab 2.5IU Injection is an inactivated vaccine. It helps develop immunity by forming antibodies, which are proteins that protect against infection caused by viruses.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Indirab 2.5IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Indirab 2.5IU Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Indirab 2.5IU Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Indirab 2.5IU Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Indirab 2.5IU Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Indirab 2.5IU Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Indirab Injection?

If you miss a dose of Indirab 2.5IU Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Indirab 2.5IU Injection
₹315.0/ml of Injection
Worab 2.5IU Vaccine
Wockhardt Ltd
₹310.35/ml of Injection
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Zoonovac 2.5IU Injection
Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
₹325.58/Injection
3% costlier
Berab Vaccine
Biological E Ltd
₹336.77/Injection
7% costlier
Verorab 2.5IU Injection
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₹337/Injection
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₹337.58/Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Indirab 2.5IU Injection helps prevent rabies.
  • It is given as an injection into the muscle of the upper arm.
  • If you are at risk of being bitten, the vaccine is given as a course of three injections on days 0, 7 and 28. A booster dose is needed one year after completing this course.
  • If you have been immunized against rabies and bitten by an animal suspected of having rabies, two doses of the vaccine are needed, first on the day of the bite and second on day 3 after the bite.
  • If you have not been immunized against rabies and bitten by an animal suspected of having rabies, the first injection of rabies vaccine should be given as soon as possible after the bite. This is followed by four further doses on days 3, 7, 14 and 30.
  • Do not take Indirab 2.5IU Injection if you have a weak immune system.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Indirab with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Healgraft, Graftidem, Mycocel S
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Oncomide, Cyclomet, Cyphos
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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My son is on course of rabies injections named rabipur by Novartis . His last injection is due but now the injection is not available in the market. Can we give a substitute inj zoonovac by Bharat serums as a last dose
Dr. Monil Kadian
Cardiology
If possible continue with rabipur otherwise you can take the other one also
Prevention of acene and pimples
Dr. Manju Singh
Homeopathy
Wash acne-prone areas only twice a day. Washing removes excess oil and dead skin cells. But too much washing can irritate the skin. Wash affected areas with a gentle cleanser and use oil-free, water-based skin care products. Use non- oily makeup. Choose oil-free cosmetics that won't clog pores. Remove makeup before going to bed. Going to sleep with cosmetics on your skin can clog your pores. Avoid touching or picking at the problem areas. Doing so can trigger more acne. Always use a clean towel or cloth to wipe your face. Always keep your hands clean and wash them regularly so that you may not touch your skin with dirty hands.
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