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Imogam Rabies-HT (human)

Generic Name: Rabies Immune globulin Human (test)
Brand names: hyperrab Kedrab Bayrab Human
Drug class: immune globulins

What is Imogam Rabies-HT?

Imogam Rabies HT protects people who have recently been exposed to animals. Imogam Rabies HT is administered in conjunction with a complete series of rabies vaccines. This medicine will not protect you against rabies.

If you've had a rabies vaccination in the past, Imogam Rabies HT is not required.Imogam Rabies HT can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Imogam Rabies-HT

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Imogam Rabies-HT may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Fever; chills
  • Dark urine

Side effects that may occur from Imogam Rabies HT include:

  • Headache;
  • Sore or stuffy throat symptoms of a cold include sneezing and a stuffy nose.
  • Stomach pain, gas, diarrhea;
  • Muscle pain;
  • Pain, swelling, itching, or a hard lump at the site of the injection.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Imogam Rabies HT should be given in conjunction with a complete series of rabies vaccines. Imogam Rabies HT alone will not protect you against rabies.

Take this medication only if you have been prescribed it.

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  • An allergic reaction to human immunoglobulin;
  • An immunoglobulin A (iga) deficiency;
  • Heart problems
  • Coronary artery disease
  • A blood clot or stroke
  • A blood cell or blood-clotting disorder;
  • High triglycerides
  • An "in-dwelling" catheter;
  • If you've been bedridden,

Inform your doctor of any pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Imogam Rabies HT is a product made from plasma donated by humans, and it may contain viruses or infectious agents. Plasma is treated and tested to reduce the chance of contamination. However, there is still some risk that it may transmit disease. You should ask your doctor if there are any risks.

How to take Imogam Rabies-HT?

Imogam Rabies HT is injected directly into a muscle or into the area of the bite (or scratch) from which you were exposed to the rabies. A healthcare provider will administer this injection.

Imogam Rabies HT is administered when you receive your first dose of rabies vaccination or within seven days of receiving it.If you do not receive the full recommended dose of rabies vaccination, your protection may be compromised.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Imogam Rabies HT is administered as a single dosage, and there is no daily schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

Imogam Rabies HT is administered by a health professional in a medical environment, so an overdose will be unlikely.

What should be avoided?

You should not receive a live vaccine for at least three months following the use of Imogam Rabies HT. The vaccine might not work well or protect you fully from disease. Live vaccines are measles (MMR), rubella, rotavirus (typhoid), yellow fever (typhoid), varicella (the chickenpox), and zoster (shingles).

You should wait at least four months after you have received Imogam Rabies HT before getting a measles vaccination.

Interaction with other drug

Inform your doctor of all other medications you are taking, including birth-control pills and hormone replacement therapy.Imogam Rabies HT may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your doctor of all the medicines you are currently taking and those that you will begin or stop using.