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Anti Rabies Vaccine Arv



Anti-rabies vaccine is used to prevent or treat infection caused by rabies virus.

How it works

Anti-rabies vaccine belongs to a group of medicines called vaccines. The vaccine contains inactivated rabies viruses that interacts with the immune system (the body’s natural defense against infections) to protect against the virus. 

Common side effects

Pain, Circulatory disorder, Fever, Headache, Numbness, Inability to move some parts of the body, Influenza like symptoms, Injection site swelling, Injection site reaction, Muscle pain, Rash, Swelling of glands, Tingling sensation, Vision impairment, Weakness, Fatigue, Joint pain, Stomach pain, Nausea


Expert advice

  • Do not use anti-rabies vaccine, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to anti-rabies vaccine or any of the other ingredients; or if you are allergic to eggs and egg products.
  • Do not use anti-rabies vaccine if you have fever.
  • Avoid using anti-rabies vaccine, if you have HIV or AIDS or any other disease that affects the immune system; cancer or receiving cancer treatment with radiation or medication.
  • In case you are exposed to rabies virus, anti-rabies vaccine should be taken regardless of any other illnesses.

Frequently asked questions

Anti Rabies Vaccine Arv

Q. Is anti-rabies vaccine safe/ a live virus?
Anti-rabies vaccine is safe and it contains inactivated virus.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)