Rabies Immune Globulin (Systemic)
Brand Names : BayRab, Hyperab, Imogam Rabies-HT, Imogam, HRIG, RIG
Before Receiving This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of using the medicine must be
weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor
will make. For rabies immune globulin, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to rabies immune globulin or any other kind of human immune
globulin. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any
other substances, such as foods, thimerosal or other preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy - Studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done
in either humans or animals. However, the use of rabies immune globulin in
pregnant women has not been reported to cause problems.
Breast-feeding - Rabies immune globulin has not been reported to
cause problems in nursing babies.
Children - Although there is no specific information comparing
use of rabies immune globulin in children with use in other age groups, this
medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children
than it does in adults.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use
of rabies immune globulin in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical problems may affect
the use of rabies immune globulin. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have
any other medical problems, especially:
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiencies - Rabies immune globulin
may cause an allergic reaction to occur