HyperRAB

Last updated on RxList: 7/20/2018
HyperRAB Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 7/20/2018

HyperRAB S/D [Rabies Immune Globulin (Human)] is an immunization used with rabies vaccine and should be given to all persons suspected of exposure to rabies with one exception: persons who have been previously immunized with rabies vaccine and have a confirmed adequate rabies antibody titer should receive only vaccine. Common side effects of HyperRAB S/D include:

  • soreness at the injection site, and
  •  fever

The recommended dose for HyperRAB S/D is 20 IU/kg (0.133 mL/kg) of body weight given preferably at the time of the first vaccine dose. HyperRAB S/D may also be given through the seventh day after the first dose of vaccine is given. HyperRAB S/D may interact with live vaccines such as measles, mumps, polio, or rubella. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received. During pregnancy, HyperRAB S/D should be administered only if prescribed. It is unknown if it would affect a fetus. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our HyperRAB S/D [Rabies Immune Globulin (Human)] Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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HyperRAB Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fever, chills; or
  • dark urine.

Common side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
  • stomach pain, gas, diarrhea;
  • muscle pain; or
  • pain, swelling, itching, redness, or a hard lump where the shot was given.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for HyperRAB (Rabies Immune Globulin [Human]) for Intramuscular Administration)

HyperRAB Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Soreness at the site of injection and mild temperature elevations may be observed at times. Sensitization to repeated injections has occurred occasionally in immunoglobulin-deficient patients. Angioneurotic edema, skin rash, nephrotic syndrome, and anaphylactic shock have rarely been reported after intramuscular injection, so that a causal relationship between immunoglobulin and these reactions is not clear.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for HyperRAB (Rabies Immune Globulin [Human]) for Intramuscular Administration)

© HyperRAB Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and HyperRAB Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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