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Doctor insights on: Rabies Immune Globulin Medication

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Is it okay not to get a rabies immune globulin after being bitten by a pet?

Is it okay not to get a rabies immune globulin after being bitten by a pet?

It depends: If the animal is immunized against rabies or you know otherwise the animal is almost certainly not infected, it is appropriate to forego the immunizations yourself. Keep the animal under close observation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more


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Revived rabies immune globulin one week ago. Did first 3 shots of vaccine. Am I protected or do I need another immune globulin for new exposure?

Revived rabies immune globulin one week ago. Did first 3 shots of vaccine. Am I protected or do I need another immune globulin for new exposure?

Confused: The primary series varies with need. If done before exposure, 3 shots of the vaccine is routine. After exposure, globulin and 4 doses of the vaccine, on days 0, 3, 7 & 14 are the usual protocol. After completion of the series patients can be tested for antibody conversion. The primary series is expected to give 2 years worth of protection from point of completion. ...Read more

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How long is rabies immune globulin effective for. I received it one week ago. Started vaccines. Concerned about a new exposure to bats in the attic.?

How long is rabies immune globulin effective for. I received it one week ago. Started vaccines. Concerned about a new exposure to bats in the attic.?

Finish the series: The rabies series is usually considered protective for 2 years from the completion of the primary or boosted series. Those working in high risk areas are encouraged to test after 2 yrs to see if their protection is waning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take rabies immune globulin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take rabies immune globulin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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. ...Read more

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Does rabies immune globulin fully protect you from rabies until the vaccines build antibodies? Second (new) bite prior to treatment being complete.

Does rabies immune globulin fully protect you from rabies until the vaccines build antibodies? Second (new) bite prior to treatment being complete.

Infectious Disease: Infectious disease doctors are the specialists in this area. Rabies is a serious disease. Go see and query your ID doctor. This is serious stuff. You could die, so be truthful and see your physician again. A query here is not fully answered without your complete medical history, exam etc.
Call a Vet for the sake of the animal if you have it caged. ...Read more

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Received rabies immune globulin & 3 rabies vaccines. 4th shot is in 4 days. Just had another possible bat bite. Do I need to go to ER or am I protected?

Your on your way: You are in the process of becoming protected. I would call the local health department to check on the frequency of local rabies activity before adding to what you have. The primary series is expected to yield 2 years of ongoing protection from the point of completion. ...Read more

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How bad is it to get a rabies vaccine without getting the immune globulin shot?

Possibly fatal: Rabies is fatal. If you get it, you will die. There is little to know treatment. Once you have been exposed, you have a about 6 weeks before you get the disease. It takes time for the vaccine to work, maybe longer than 6 weeks. You need the instant protection of the Immune Globulin shot to give the vaccine time to work. ...Read more

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I took/taking rabies vaccine, tetanus, immune globulin after 16 day of exposed. I hav weaknes&muscle pins, tingling allover body. Should I worry abt rabies?

I took/taking rabies vaccine, tetanus, immune globulin after 16 day of exposed. I hav weaknes&muscle pins, tingling allover body. Should I worry abt rabies?

Yes: Despite post-exposure therapy, you should seek medical care now because you could die from rabies. You need to be evaluated today so the doctor can determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that aour body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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Can immune globulin shot prevent hepatitis a after exposure?

Yes: Both hep a vaccine and Immune Globulin are approved for post exposure prophylaxis. Choice depends upon host factors and availability. ...Read more

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If immune globulin is given one week in advance of exposure will it prevent hepatitis a?

If immune globulin is given one week in advance of exposure will it prevent hepatitis a?

Depends on dose: Immunoglobulin preparations are not checked if they have protective level antibodies anti-hepatitis a. Assuming that most blood donors have enough antibodies anti-hepatitis a, the immunoglobulin preparations should also have enough to neutralize a potential infection. However, this is especulation and it is possible that there could be enough viruses to overcome the neutralzing antibodies received. ...Read more

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Can anyone describe their experience with immune globulin shots given to prevent hepatitis a?

Can anyone describe their experience with immune globulin shots given to prevent hepatitis a?

It works: Both Immune Globulin and the hep a vaccine are approved for post exposure prophylaxis, and they work. The choice between the two depends upon availability and a variety of patient factors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: immune globulin?

Immune globulin: The immune globulins are a class of blood proteins elaborated by the immune system to fight infection, and then remember the antigens of the infecting agent to use for future protection from reinfection. ...Read more

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Are immune globulin antibodies a injection?

Yes.: They may be given intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously depending on the dose and usage. ...Read more

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Is immune globulin antibodies a injection or iv?

Is immune globulin antibodies a injection or iv?

IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that our body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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What if I received a shot of Rh immune globulin and I am Rh positive?

Not a big issue: Rh Immune Globulin is simply an injection of rh antibody. If you are rh+ that means you also have and can make rh antibody. As such there is no effect. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tetanus shot and tetanus immune globulin?

Active vs passive: A tetanus shot is designed to stimulate protective antibodies that take 2-4 weeks to make and will remain active in the patient for a decade. The immune globulin provides pre-made antibodies the help immediately and last for about a month. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tetanus shot and tetanus immune globulin?

Tetanus immune: Globulin is used for treatment of tetanus, whereas a "tetanus shot" generally refers to the vaccine or immunization given preventatively ahead of time to children and adults. The immunoglobulin can also be given to try to prevent tetanus by giving it at the time of a wound with risk for tetanus. The vaccine is also given at that time, if the person does not have an up-to-date vaccine. ...Read more

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I had petechiae before, about 7 years ago, I needed to be hospitalized and I got immune globulin transfusions. I think I might have it again.

I had petechiae before, about 7 years ago, I needed to be hospitalized and I got immune globulin transfusions. I think I might have it again.

Platelets?: Was this diagnosed as a platelet issue or a vasculitis last time? What was your diagnosis? Regardless, you should be treated right away. I’d advise you present to the ED and describe your past experience with these petechaie, including any diagnosis that was given at the time. ...Read more

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GP says may need HepB Immune Globulin for a small nip cut used Blade used at Barber inThailand I'm sure had the 3 shots Heb B 2006 GP lost my record?

Get Hep B antibody: Test. You can determine if you had Hep B vaccine by getting your blood tested for antibody to Hep B surface antigen. If you did take the required doses of Hep B vaccine, you would not need Hep B immune globulin. ...Read more

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What's immune globulin needed for?

Immune deficiency: The most common use for immunoglobulin therapy is immunodeficiency due to lack of protective levels of igg antibodies. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm Rh negative and my b/fs Rh negative do I still need the micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot?

No: No if you are both Rh- then the baby will be negative as well. If however, you had a child previously with a different partner who was Rh+ and the baby was also Rh+ then you might need one just to be safe. You should discuss this with your OB. ...Read more

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What is immune globulin ig?

Protein, antibody: An immunoglobulin, also called an antibody, is a protein that binds susbtances to eliminate or neutralize them. Most of immunoglobulins are in the blood, but also in the lining of the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. Immunoglobulins are produced with small variations that allow them to bind the millions of different microbes. There are 5 types; igg, igm, iga, IgD and ige. ...Read more

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What is an immune globulin?

What is an immune globulin?

Protein, antibody: An immunoglobulin, also called an antibody, is a protein that binds susbtances to eliminate or neutralize them. Most of immunoglobulins are in the blood, but also in the lining of the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. Immunoglobulins are produced with small variations that allow them to bind the millions of different microbes. There are 5 types; igg, igm, iga, IgD and ige. ...Read more

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Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot expired in 2009, pregnant again, what to do?

Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot expired in 2009, pregnant again, what to do?

C ur OB: Need to start prenatal care, go to your Obstetrician or or to the health clinic, if you're Rh negative, you will need to have a new shot at 28 weeks and at time of labor, also in case you miscarry, God forbids. Do yourself and your unborn child a favor and start prenatal care early, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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I had a immune globulin shot when I had a miscarriage, I'm pregnant again is my baby at harm?

I had a immune globulin shot when I had a miscarriage, I'm pregnant again is my baby at harm?

Probably not: The "immune globulin" shot one get with miscarriage was probably rhogam. It would be unlikely to cause any problems with current pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Dracker
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Immune Globulin (Definition)

The immune globulins are a class of blood proteins elaborated by the immune system to fight infection, and then remember the antigens of the infecting agent to use for ...Read more


Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Immunoglobulins are antibodies produced by b cells. They have a y shaped configuration. They are involved in protecting us ...Read more