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Verorab Vaccine

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Overview

Introduction

Verorab Vaccine 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.

Verorab Vaccine 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 Verorab Suspension for Injection

Side effects of Verorab Suspension for Injection

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

How to use Verorab Suspension for Injection

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

How Verorab Suspension for Injection works

Verorab Vaccine 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 Verorab Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Verorab Vaccine 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
Verorab Vaccine 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 Verorab Vaccine 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 Verorab Vaccine in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Verorab Vaccine in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Verorab Suspension for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Verorab Vaccine, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Verorab Vaccine 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 Verorab Vaccine if you have a weak immune system.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

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I have been bitten by a dog yesterday I have taken rabipur but that was not cpreserved coldly Not taken rabies immunoglobin and going to be 24 hrs what should I do?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Take the rabies vaccine full schedule
Is Rate bite causes [email protected] what is treatment for that.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
rabies vaccine u need to take full course
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References
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