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Brand name: Merieux Inactivated Rabies Vaccine TM

Active ingredients: rabies vaccine

What it is used for

IDICATIONS AS AT 12 JULY 2004: Post exposure immunisation against rabies. Pre-exposure immunisation in persons at special risk of contracting rabies.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Injection, powder for

Slightly pink pellet of powder

How to take this medicine: Subcutaneous

Part 2: Diluent, not applicable

Clear colourless liquid

How to take this medicine: Subcutaneous

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 1 vial of powder - 2.5IU pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 1 syringe of diluent - 1mL pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient rabies vaccine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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