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In view of the almost invariably fatal outcome of rabies, there is no contraindication to post-exposure immunization.
However, if an alternative product (e.g. HDCV or Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed [RVA]) is not available, care should be taken if the vaccine is to be administered to persons known to be sensitive to processed bovine gelatin, chicken protein, neomycin, chlortetracycline and amphotericin B in trace amounts, which may be present in the vaccine and may cause an allergic reaction in such individuals.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/23/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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