Imovax® Rabies Vaccine
WISTAR RABIES VIRUS STRAIN PM-1503-3M GROWN IN HUMAN DIPLOID CELL CULTURES
The Imovax® Rabies Vaccine (rabies vaccine) produced by Sanofi Pasteur SA is a sterile, stable, freeze-dried suspension of rabies virus prepared from strain PM-1503-3M obtained from the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA.
The virus is harvested from infected human diploid cells, MRC-5 strain, concentrated by ultrafiltration and is inactivated by beta-propiolactone. One dose of reconstituted vaccine contains less than 100 mg albumin, less than 150 μg neomycin sulfate and 20 μg of phenol red indicator. This vaccine must only be used intramuscularly and as a single dose vial.
The vaccine contains no preservative or stabilizer. It should be used immediately after reconstitution, and if not administered promptly, discard contents.
The potency of one dose (1.0 mL) Sanofi Imovax Rabies Vaccine is equal to or greater than 2.5 international units of rabies antigen.
What are the possible side effects of rabies vaccine (Imovax Rabies)?
Keep track of any and all side effects you have after receiving this vaccine. When you receive another vaccine in the future, you will need to tell the doctor if the first shot caused any side effects. Getting rabies disease is much more dangerous to your health than receiving this vaccine. However, like any medicine, this vaccine can cause side effects. The risk of serious side effects is extremely low.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or...
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/10/2008
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