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Rabavert Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rabies vaccine (Rabavert)?
- What are the possible side effects of rabies vaccine (Rabavert)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rabies vaccine (Rabavert)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving rabies vaccine (Rabavert)?
- How is rabies vaccine given (Rabavert)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Rabavert)?
- What happens if I overdose (Rabavert)?
- What should I avoid before or after getting rabies vaccine (Rabavert)?
- What other drugs will affect rabies vaccine (Rabavert)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Rabavert)?
Contact your doctor if you will miss a booster dose or if you get behind schedule. The next dose should be given as soon as possible. There is no need to start over.
Be sure to receive all doses of this vaccine recommended by your healthcare provider or by the health department of the state where you live. If you do not receive the full series of vaccines, you may not be fully protected against the disease.
What happens if I overdose (Rabavert)?
An overdose of rabies vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after getting rabies vaccine (Rabavert)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you receive rabies vaccine.
What other drugs will affect rabies vaccine (Rabavert)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- chemotherapy or radiation cancer treatments;
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- basiliximab (Simulect), efalizumab (Raptiva), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept);
- azathioprine (Imuran), leflunomide (Arava), etanercept (Enbrel);
- a steroid medicine such as betamethasone (Celestone), cortisone (Cortone), dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone), hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone, Pediapred), prednisone (Orasone, Deltasone, others), or triamcinolone (Aristocort); or
- an inhaled or nasal steroid such as beclomethasone (Qvar, Beclovent, Beconase, Vanceril, Vancenase), budesonide (Pulmicort, Rhinocort), flunisolide (Aerobid, Nasalide, Nasarel), fluticasone (Flovent, Flonase), mometasone (Nasonex), or triamcinolone (Azmacort, Nasacort).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with 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 information about this vaccine written for health professionals that you may read. 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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