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Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin

Information about Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin

Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin Uses

Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin is used to prevent prevention of Rabies.

How Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin works

Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin is an inactivated vaccine (made from a dead virus). It helps develop immunity by forming antibodies, which are proteins that protect against infection caused by viruses present in the vaccine.

Common side effects of Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin

Nausea, Acute toxicity, Rash, Upset stomach
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Last updated:
04 Jun 2020 | 09:19 AM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin

EquirabBharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
5021 variant(s)
AbhayRIGIndian Immunologicals Ltd
6351 variant(s)
CarigCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
3501 variant(s)
ZyrigZydus Cadila
4051 variant(s)
ImorabSanofi India Ltd
6251 variant(s)

Frequently asked questions for Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin

Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin

Q. Is Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin better than human rabies immunoglobulin?

Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin is more economical as compared to human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) and hence more affordable to patients in developing countries, like India. However, Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin may cause anaphylaxis (a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction), serum sickness and other allergic reactions and thus, physicians are hesitant to use it.

Q. How effective is Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin?

Rabies is a 100% preventable disease. Proper wound management and simultaneous administration of Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin combined with anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) is almost invariably effective in preventing rabies, even after high-risk exposure.

Q. Is Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin necessary?

Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin is not required for patients who have previously received a complete vaccination series of rabies.

Q. How do you administer Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin ?

Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin should be administered into the muscle (the intramuscularly). If a large volume (> 2mL for children or > 5 mL for adults) is required, it is advised to divide the doses and for each dose a different site should be used. The immunoglobulin and the anti-rabies vaccine should be administered at two different sites of the body.

Q. Is Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin painful?

Whether Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin is painful or not depends on your pain tolerance. During your initial treatment, a healthcare professional will put Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin in the area where you were bitten which can be painful. Therefore, you may need a relatively greater amount of Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin may be required to be placed in and around the wound site to ease out your pain and treat infection.


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