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Xprab Vaccine

Prescription Required
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Overview

Introduction

Xprab 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.

Xprab 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 Xprab Injection

Benefits of Xprab Injection

In Prevention of Rabies

Rabies is a serious disease caused by the rabies virus. It is transmitted through the saliva of infected animals. Xprab Vaccine is given to people who are at higher risk of coming in contact with rabies virus like veterinarians, animal keepers, hunters, butchers, personnel in rabies research laboratories, etc., or those with a prior visit to areas in which rabies is endemic. The vaccine helps develop immunity by forming antibodies, that protect against infection caused by viruses. It can also prevent the disease if it is given to a person after they have been exposed. It is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your doctor. You should not self-administer this medicine.

Side effects of Xprab Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Xprab

  • 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 Xprab Injection

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

How Xprab Injection works

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

What if you forget to take Xprab Injection?

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Vaccines
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Xprab with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Healgraft, Graftide-M, 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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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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FAQs

Q. How does rabies spread?

The rabies virus is transmitted in the saliva of infected animals. People usually become infected with the virus if they get bitten by an infected animal. However, any contact with the saliva of an infected animal (alive or dead) can potentially lead to rabies infection if the person has an opening in the skin or the saliva gets into their eyes, nose or mouth.

Q. Is rabies preventable?

Rabies is a 100% preventable disease. Proper wound management and simultaneous administration of Xprab combined with rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) is considered invariably effective in preventing rabies, even after high-risk exposure.

Q. What are the symptoms of rabies?

The rabies virus attacks the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The first symptoms of rabies are similar to a flu-like illness which can be identified as fever, headache and general discomfort. Within days, the disease can progress to symptoms such as anxiety, confusion, agitation, abnormal behavior, delirium and hallucinations.

Q. Who should get this vaccine?

Rabies vaccine is recommended for persons in high-risk occupational groups, such as veterinarians and their staff, animal handlers, rabies researchers and certain laboratory workers. International travelers who are likely to come in contact with animals in areas where cases of dog rabies are common. People should remain cautious and must get Xprab, especially if they will have limited access to appropriate medical care in such areas.

Q. Can a pregnant woman receive Xprab if exposed to rabies?

Yes, Xprab can be taken by a pregnant woman. Cases of any fetal abnormalities in pregnant women have not been reported with the use of Xprab. The doctor may even suggest routine pre-exposure vaccination against rabies if the risk of exposure is high.

Q. What are the side effects of Xprab?

Most of the side effects if Xprab are mild, such as soreness and redness at the injection site. Moderate problems, including hives, pain in the joints and fever, are possible in a small percentage of patients (6%) who are given booster doses.

Q. Who should not receive Xprab?

Xprab is not recommended for routine use in the general population. It should not be used if a person is moderately or severely ill. If you have any doubts, consult your doctor.

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