A 36-year-old member asked:
is it safe to take rabies immune globulin while pregnant or breastfeeding?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, IgG is safe: Immune globulin (igg) is concentrated antibodies, and helps protect against a variety of infections. It is safe for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and infants. Of course, there could be a rare allergic reaction on a rare occassion. Because IgG is purified from other people's blood plasma, there is also a very, very rare chance that something contagious could be transmitted in the injection.
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
Dr. Scott Dyer answered
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
If needed, yes: Like any immunoglobulin, the rabies specific igg could pass into breast milk. I am not aware of any information about pregnancy safety, . However, if a women has been bitten by an animal with rabies, then the risk of having rabies far outweighs the risk of taking the immunoglobulin.
Answered on Jul 5, 2015
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