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Taken Rabipur vaccination for dog bite. Should I take the same medicine for every dose?

I am got bitten by a dog yesterday and was given Rabbipur for vaccination . I am currently in India. I was advice to take 5 course of this vaccinantion every week. As i will be back to Malaysia next week and will not be able to get myself vaccinated in india, can i get this from malaysia. Must it be the same medicine - Rabbipur?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
Yes at present there is no cure for rabies.
we suggest vaccination for any suspicious exposure.
In your case, I would suggest you to take post exposure vaccination by Rabipur or with HDCV on day 0.3,7,14 and 28.
This vaccine is not for every week please recheck with your physician.
I think this will be available even in Malaysia.
The Human Diploid cell Vaccine now available globally.
Even you will get equivalent Rabipur medicine.
Take care
Good Luck
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Polash Sannigrahi's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear...
Welcome to HCM
Thanks for your query
It is better to take the same vaccination.
If it is not possible, then other medication can be taken after consulting a Doctor.
One more thing...he duration of immunity afforded by a course of anti-rabies vaccination is found to be between 2 to 3 years.
A booster dose is recommended at one year, & studies have shown that after its administration, protection is achieved upto 10 years.
Wishing you Good Health
Thanks & Take care
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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