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Imovax Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rabies vaccine (Imovax)?
- What are the possible side effects of rabies vaccine (Imovax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rabies vaccine (Imovax)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving rabies vaccine (Imovax)?
- How is rabies vaccine given (Imovax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Imovax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Imovax)?
- What should I avoid while receiving rabies vaccine (Imovax)?
- What other drugs will affect rabies vaccine (Imovax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Imovax)?
Contact your doctor for instructions if you miss a booster dose or if you get behind schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Imovax)?
An overdose of rabies vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while receiving rabies vaccine (Imovax)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect rabies vaccine (Imovax)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell your doctor if you have recently received drugs or treatments that can weaken the immune system, including:
- an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid;
- chemotherapy or radiation cancer treatments;
- medications to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders, such as azathioprine (Imuran), etanercept (Enbrel), leflunomide (Arava), and others; or
- medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection, such as basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf), muromonab CD3 (Orthoclone), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to receive rabies vaccine, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect rabies vaccine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use, and other vaccines you receive. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist may have additional information about rabies vaccine (human diploid cell). You may also find additional information from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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