Rabies immunoglobulin is used together with rabies vaccine to help protect you from infection caused by rabies virus.
Rabies immunoglobulin is to be given by injection around the bite wound and the rest into the muscles of the upper arm or side of the thigh.
Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection for you.
Do not use this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to similar medicines.
Inform your doctor if you have bleeding disorders or at risk of thrombosis (blood clot).
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Inform your doctor if you have been recently vaccinated. Do not receive any vaccinations without first asking your doctor.
This medicine may cause any of the following side effects: nausea, vomiting, tiredness, bleeding, headache, rapid heartbeat, flu like illness, and joint pain and erythema, pruritus, swelling, pain, rash and warmth at injection site.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
doctor and pharmacist if you are taking or receiving any of these medicines:
- live attenuated vaccines e.g. MMR, rotavirus, varicella virus
- medicines used in organ transplant or certain immune disorders
- blood-thinning medicines e.g. warfarin, heparin
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Rabies immunoglobulin.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in the refrigerator, between 2-8 °C. Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, this medicine will become ineffective and should not be used.
Protect from light. Light may cause the medication to lose some of its effectiveness.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.