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Equirab 1500IU Injection_102302
Equirab 1500IU Injection_102302
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Equirab 1500IU Injection

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Salt Composition : Rabies Antiserum

Manufacturer : BHARAT SERUMS & VACCINES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 639.24
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Introduction to Equirab 1500iu Injection

Equirab 1500IU Injection contains active components called rabies antiserum. It belongs to the drug class as  Immunoglobulin. It is also known as rabies immune-globulin (Equirab 1500IU Injection) or rabies immune serum. It is a medical treatment used to prevent the development of rabies in individuals who have been exposed to the rabies virus. One of the most significant advantages of Equirab 1500IU Injection is that it provides immediate passive immunity against the rabies virus. It is a crucial component of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for individuals who have been bitten, scratched, or otherwise exposed to a potentially rabid animal. Neutralizing the rabies virus at the exposure site can help prevent it from entering the nervous system and progressing to symptomatic rabies. 

Individuals with a known history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to any component of the Equirab 1500IU Injection or any previous rabies vaccination should not receive the Equirab 1500IU Injection.  Suppose an individual has previously completed a full course of rabies vaccination (pre-exposure prophylaxis). In that case, they may not require it in the event of a subsequent exposure, as their immune system should already have an antibody response to the rabies virus. Always consult a healthcare provider before using it in old age and children. 


Uses of Equirab 1500iu Injection

Equirab 1500IU Injection is used in the following:

  • Post-exposure prophylaxis of rabies infection.

Therapeutic Effects of Equirab 1500iu Injection

Equirab 1500IU Injection provides immediate protection through pre-formed antibodies that neutralize the rabies virus at the exposure site. This prevents the virus from entering nerve cells and allows the individual's immune system to generate antibodies through vaccination, ultimately preventing rabies infection.


Interaction of Equirab 1500iu Injection with other drugs

Inform the doctor about your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with  Equirab 1500IU Injection, reducing effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Equirab 1500iu Injection

  • Stored at room temperature from 2°C to 8°C.
  • Keep away from moisture, heat, and light.
  • It should not be frozen.
  • Keep away from children and pets.

How to consume Equirab 1500iu Injection

Equirab 1500IU Injection is typically administered through the intramuscular (IM) route. It is injected directly into the muscle, usually at or near the site of potential rabies exposure, to provide immediate passive immunity against the rabies virus. Always consult with a healthcare professional for proper administration guidance based on the specific circumstances of exposure.


Safety Advices for Equirab 1500iu Injection

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Pregnancy

  

It is important to consult a healthcare provider before using Equirab 1500IU Injection, as its safety  during pregnancy is unknown. The benefits of preventing rabies must outweigh any potential risks to the fetus. 

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Breast Feeding

  

The antibodies are not significantly excreted in breast milk in significant amounts. Breastfeeding women should consult a health care provider before using Equirab 1500IU Injection.

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Lungs

  

Equirab 1500IU Injection and vaccination are typically safe for individuals with lung conditions. If you have respiratory issues or lung conditions, consult a healthcare provider before using it. 

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Liver

  

Equirab 1500IU Injection is generally safe for individuals with liver conditions, as it does not require processing by the liver. Consult a healthcare provider if you have any liver dysfunction.

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Alcohol

  

Alcohol consumption is generally unsafe while receiving Equirab 1500IU Injection as it can impair the immune system's response to the vaccine, potentially reducing its effectiveness.

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Driving

  

You may experience side effects such as pain or discomfort at the injection site after receiving Equirab 1500IU Injection. Always consult a healthcare provider before using it before driving.


Side Effects of Equirab 1500iu Injection

Equirab 1500IU Injection causes some side effects like all medications, although not everyone will experience them. 

Serious

  • Severe allergic reactions

Common

  • Allergic reactions
  • Neurological side effects
  • Other serious reactions

Word of Advice

Before taking Equirab 1500IU Injection, inform your healthcare provider if you have any allergies, especially to medications used in rabies treatment, as severe allergies may require special consideration. Additionally, if you have conditions that weaken your immune system, like HIV, or if you are taking medications that suppress immunity, it's important to know that the rabies vaccine may not work as effectively, so discuss this with your healthcare provider. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you must talk with your healthcare provider before starting rabies treatments. They will assess the risks and benefits to determine the best course of action for your specific situation. 

If you have liver or kidney issues, inform your healthcare provider, as this may impact your treatment plan. After receiving rabies treatment, it's advisable to avoid alcohol consumption for a period. If you experience any pain or discomfort at the injection site, it's best not to drive immediately after the treatment. If you have clotting disorders or multiple bite wounds, exercise extra caution, as there may be a higher risk of bleeding at the injection sites. Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice, as rabies is a serious concern, and timely and appropriate treatment is essential to ensure your safety.


FAQs

Q 1. What is the source of rabies antibodies in Equirab 1500IU Injection?

Rabies antibodies in Equirab 1500IU Injection are typically derived from the blood plasma of individuals or animals immunized against rabies. The antibodies are purified and concentrated for medical use.

Q 2. Can Equirab 1500IU Injection be used as a substitute for rabies vaccination?

No, Equirab 1500IU Injection is not a substitute for rabies vaccination. Both treatments are essential components of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and they work together to provide comprehensive protection. It provides immediate immunity, while the vaccine offers long-term protection.

Q 3. Are there any age restrictions for receiving Equirab 1500IU Injection?

Equirab 1500IU Injection can be administered to individuals of all ages, including children and the elderly, depending on the specific circumstances of rabies exposure. Doses and treatment plans may be adjusted based on age and weight.

Q 4. What should I do if I experience side effects after receiving Equirab 1500IU Injection?

If you experience any unusual or severe side effects after receiving Equirab 1500IU Injection, seek immediate medical attention. Healthcare providers are trained to manage and treat adverse reactions promptly.

Q 5. How long does the protection from Equirab 1500IU Injection last?

The protection provided by Equirab 1500IU Injection is immediate but relatively short-lived. It helps bridge the gap until the individual's immune system generates its antibodies through rabies vaccination. The vaccine offers long-term immunity.

Q 6. Can Equirab 1500IU Injection be administered multiple times if needed?

Yes, in cases where additional exposure to the rabies virus occurs or if there is a delay in initiating rabies vaccination, additional doses of Equirab 1500IU Injection can be administered as necessary.


Fact Box of Equirab 1500iu Injection

Molecule name: Rabies antiserum

Therapeutic class: Immune Serum

Pharmacological class: Immunoglobulin

Indications: Post-exposure prophylaxis of rabies infection

References

  1. Thomas Moulenat et al., Purified Vero Cell Rabies Vaccine (PVRV, Verorab®): A Systematic Review of Intradermal Use Between 1985 and 2019, Trop. Med. Infect. Dis., 2020, 5, 40, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7157209/pdf/tropicalmed-05-00040.pdf
  2. KD Tripathi, Vaccines, Antisera and lmmuneglobulins, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, 8th Edition, 2019, 978-986.
  3. Kedrion Biopharma Inc., US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on 2020] [Accessed on 11th September 2020],https://www.fda.gov/media/106795/downloa

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