Do Open Wounds Exposed To Stray Dogs Require A Rabies Injection?
Vaxirab as well as Vaxirab N needs to be given
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I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. In such a case it would be advisable to get Vaxirab N (anti-rabies immunoglobulin) as well as Vaxirab (inactivated vaccine made from a dead virus) in such a case wherein some time has already elapsed after the possible exposure. For Vaxirab, you need to take 0,3,7,14 and 28 although the opinion is divided on the utility of the last (28 day dose) vaccine.
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Thanks a lot for your valuable advise. Is Vaxirab N same as Equirab? Is Vaxirab N to be given only once unlike Vaxirab that is administered 5 times over a period of a month? Also, is it necessary to take Vaxirab N as I am taking the full 5 dosage of Vaxirab?
Moreover, Vaxirab should be administered intramuscular way (in the arms), correct?
If I'm not wrong, Vaxirab N is similar to Equirab and is injected near the area of bite or exposure. But, I haven't been bitten as such; the animal just licked the open crack in my skin.
Nevertheless, I am eagerly waiting for your response.
Only one dose of Vaxirab N is needed
Yes, Vaxirab N is similar to Equirab (just different brands) and need to be given only once. It need not necessarily be infiltrated locally and can be given intramuscular.
Vaxirab is given intramuscular.
The question is whether the dig was rabid. If the dog was not rabid you do not need any of the shots. But if the dog was rabid, and since rabies is a lethal disease, you cannot possibly take the risk.
Is Vaxirab N and Vaxirab same? There is confusion as I have bought 5 dosages of Vaxirab N. I am looking for Equirab. But I am told that Vaxirab N and Equirab are same and of differrent brand. But, Vaxirab N is like Rabipur and should be taken 5 times spanned across the month (0,3,7,14,28).
You have purchased the wrong medicine
Vaxirab N needs to be taken within 24 hours or none at all. It is not same as Vaxirab. Vaxirab N is same as Equirab. You have purchased 5 of the wrong medicine. Vaxirab is same as Rabipur and 5 doses of this needs to be taken.