Does Vaxirab N need to be taken with the first dose of Vaxirab?
take VAXIRAB N
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Since it was only a scratch it can be maximum labelled as Category 2 bite. For this kind of bite you do not need passive immunization with Immunoglobulin ( VAXIRAB). You just need to take active immunisation with ARS (anti rabies serum called VAXIRAB N) which produces the humoral antibodies against rabies.
In fact if you were already given rabies vaccine it is also good to check if you have required immunoglobulins with a blood test for antibodies.
For now you forget everything and just take VAXIRAB N for 5 days.
Please do not fall for brand names and vaccination without understanding the nature of injury. Your injury is very simple and according to guidelines you just need active immunization and do not need VAXIRAB immunoglobulin.
I am confused with VAXIRAB and VAXIRAB N as you mentioned that . I cannot find anything about Vaxirab on the website, too. So, VAXIRAB N has to be given on the arms.
One more question. When I was bitten by a dog 5 years ago, I was given tetanus, Rabipur and Equirab. Equirab was given near the area of the bite. This time, it should be tetanus, VAXIRAB N (equivalent of Rabipur) and not Equirab, which is like VAXIRAB).
Your understanding was right.
This time you don't need vaxirab or equirab. equirab is immunoglobulin that gives passive immunity by sterilization of rabies antigens at the site of bite. Last bite could be category 3 hence equirab was given.
You just need vaxirab N for 5 days this time. Tetanus need can be judged by local doctor by examining site of bite.
The reason for my confusion is the article that I am pasting below and one of the doctors in this forum who said that I have got the wrong vaccine. That Vaxirab needs to be taken on 0,3,7,14 and 28 and not Vaxirab N.
Please solve my confusion as I am going crazy.
My direct answers
Not authentic articles were produced here.
I'll be taking Vaxirab N today.
== Please take it
Just to be clear by stating that I should take this vaccine for 5 days, you meant taking it on day 0, 3, 7, 14 and 28. Am I correct?
== Yes correct.
So, both equirab and Vaxirab are same?
But, I am pasting 2 URLs below. One is about Equirab and the other about Vaxirab N. But, in the drug information column, both have the same specifications.
== Not authentic source of articles
So, this is my question: Is Vaxirab N and Rabipur same?
Or, is Vaxirab and Rapipur are same? == NO
Or, Vaxirab and Equirab are same?== YES