Uses of medication: Rabies virus is generally found in the saliva of infected animals however this virus can be transferred to humans if the infected animal bites or licks the human body. Initially, no symptoms appear but as the disease progresses the symptoms which appear are tiredness, hallucination, pain, headache, fever, and paralysis. The rabies vaccine protects from a virus that has been accidentally exposed by introducing a small dose of virus so that the body can develop immunity against it.
Dosage: The rabies vaccine is available in injection form which is injected into different doses in the human body. These doses include:
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: two phases of vaccination such as primary vaccination and booster vaccination is given.
- Post-Exposure: previously unvaccinated patients need 5 doses and previously vaccinated patients need two doses.
In case of a missed dose immediately call your doctor and as the injection is injected by the Healthcare professionals so the chances of overdose is eliminated.
Treatment reactions: Some common side effect of the Rabies vaccine include:
- Stomach pain
- Muscle pain
Some serious adverse reaction of this vaccine are:
- High fever
- Tingling of finger and toes
- The problem in eye movement
- Trouble swallowing
- Joint pain
Warnings and precautions:
- Do not take this vaccine if you have known allergy with any ingredient.
- Do not take the booster vaccine if you develop any allergy after the first dose.
- Carefully notice all side effects caused due to this vaccine.