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I received 5 shots of Rabipur a couple of years ago and a couple of booster shots a month ago. Do I need more shots if Iget bitten again this month?
Bitten by a vaccinated dog last Feb. 28. Got 3 Rabipur shots w/out Immunoglobulin. As of today the dog is alive. Am I ok? Should I worry?
I have done laser treatment for 2holes in ratina. After how many days can I resume my heavy weight exercise?
Information: Most physicians in medicine do not do eye surgery. Only ophthalmologists do eye surgery. It is a very highly specialized field of medicine. In most forms of surgery it is advisable to wait at least three weeks before resuming exercise. However there may be different standards for retinal surgery since the retina is very sensitive to pressure change. Therefore, please contact your eye surgeon. ...Read more
I had a dogbite yesterday.... But doctor gave me rabivax intragluteal. But internet n books says it should be in deltoid. What should I do?
Doubt that...: ...It's going to make much difference. Recommendations one way or the other are mainly for reasons of comfort. ...Read more
I received my anti-rabies last month, comes with Immunoglobulin & Rabipur. Then, I got scratched again by my pet cat today. Do I have to retake again?
No: The protective benefit of the rabies vaccine is expected to last for at least 2 years from the time you complete the series. If your exposure is within that time frame you are likely protected. Be aware that there are several other potential germs that can cause an infection from a bite or scratch, and close monitoring is advised. ...Read more
A small cat bit me 8 mnths ago and I took rabipur vaccinations now (8 mnths later), can they still be effective? I am worried about rabies too much : (
No rabies: It seemsThe cat bite 8 months ago did not give you any problem suggesting rabies or any other disease. Usaually vaccination is given soon after the cat bite to prevent rabies. Any how, now you are not going to get rabies and well protected even in future if you ever get bitten by cat, dog or other animals carrying rabies. ...Read more
I have been administered first rabipur vaccine on intragluteal region. Says in instructions should not be give there. Is this an issue? Can I continue?
OK but not ideal: The vaccine does not absorb as well from the gluteal muscles which is where the recommendation comes from. It's not harmful to you, but may not be as effective if all the doses are given there. Also, the is a big nerve in your bum that could be hurt when you give gluteal injections, so best to just stay away from them. You certainly should continue the series. ...Read more
I am taking vaccination for dog bite. I have taken 3 doses of Rabipur on 1, 3 & 7 th day. Is it ok to take Verorab on 14&28 th day, due to unavailable?
CDC and your doc: Ask your doctor, and also check the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) website for more information about the vaccination schedule, and modifications to it. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I took a rabipur booster (last shot) on an empty stomach? Will it lose its effectivity? What happens? Help.
Under what circumstances anti rabies vaccine rabipur can cause rabies? If it is mishandled or not stored properly can it cause rabies?
Rabies vaccine: Rabies vaccine is considered safe and in no way could trigger rabies itself -even if it was stored improperly or whatever. The company that makes the vaccine has quality controls that check the lots-so there are no concerns of that. Rabies can be tricky though, as the incubation time (time from bite to disease) can be very long -even more than one year. Best to see an Infectious Diseases doc if Qs ...Read more
I have taken rabipur vaccine on July Aug 2014 (0, 3, 7, 14, 28. Recently minor dog bite last 15 day I don't know about dog, can I take ARV AGAIN?
I'm suffered dog bite on July 2014.i have taken rabipur continuesly 0, 3, 7, 14, 28.recently I have dog bite again on Jan 30-2015., can I taken vaccine Now?
I had a ratinal detachment surgery in 2005 in my right eye. May I have the same problem with the other eye too or not? And what will be the symptoms?
Retinal detachment may happen from variety of reasons like extreme myopia/ near sighted, previous eye surgery, diabetic retinopathy, blunt injury to the eye and sometime no known cause.
If you have predisposing factor there is higher incidence of having in the other eye is higher. Seeing flashes. floaters and curtain or shadows may be some of the early symptoms, Have the other eye checked. ...Read more
Not common: Not common but possible with any vaccine. After any vaccine the person/ child can feel drowsy and dizzy and if it happens soon after injection the person shd lie down right away or take the injection lying down. This prevents the blood to drain into the lower extremities by gravity and prevents the brain from being denied oxygen. A common enough cause of 'syncope' after any injection. ...Read more
My anti-rabies shot was 3 mos. Ago [Immunoglobulin, Rabipur]. Today, I got an accidental bite from my cat (food on my hand). Is booster shot needed?
Can vitamin B12 supplement be taken along with PCECV rabipur ARV? Is there any precaution to be taken during anti rabies shot? (food wise/Drug wise)?
Yes: You can take Vit B12 with your anti-Rabies vaccine Rabipur. There are no special precautions of foods or otherwise, required while completing the series of shots. Just take them on time as advised by ur physician. ...Read more
A teeth of dog (vaccinated one yr before) punched me in ring finger. I washed the wound immediately and put TT and Rabivax (within a hour). Is that Ok?
Watch: Closely for any signs of infection. Redness swelling increased pain. Any changes see a doctor ASAP. Also make sure your immunizations are up to date. ...Read more
YES: Computer database shows no interaction between them. ...Read more
I was injected with rabipur pcec rabies vaccine. Is there really food restrictions for this cuz I wasn't allowed to eat fishy foods & also chicken?
No restrictions: There are no food restrictions after Rabivert according to professional monographs. Dr. Vivek Chail on another Q & A site also adds that there were food restrictions with older forms of rabies prevention. Currently, for both anti-rabies immune globlulin and PCEC rabies vaccines, dietary modifications are not necessary according to professional monographs on those injections. ...Read more
Why anti rabies vaccine like rabipur have caused neurological adverse effects like (ADEM, GB syndrome), is it not safe to take (PCECV) vaccine rabipur?
Rabipur is a Purified Chick Embryo Cell Vaccine
(PCECV), not known to CAUSE neurological side effects. A rare patient can get neurological problems after getting a vaccine... but that's coincidental unless the rate of neurological problems occurs more often in vaccine recipients than in non-recipients. For example, if a child dies in a car wreck after getting a vaccine, we don't blame the vaccine. ...Read more
A dog single teeth punched in the ring finger before 20 days. I took vaccine (RabiVax) in a hour (till date I took 4 shots). Will I get rabies?
I feel dizzy, also there is pain/weakness in my right leg and some weird tingling sensations in face/across jaw, is this due to the rabipur vaccine?
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to make sure you are not having a stroke, even you are too young for that, but you have to have an explanation for your symptoms ...Read more