Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check you closely to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests are needed to check for unwanted effects.

This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted certain viruses to people who have received them, although the risk is low. Human donors and donated blood are both tested for viruses to keep the transmission risk low. Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about this risk.

While you are being treated with rabies immune globulin, do not have any immunizations (vaccinations) without your doctor's approval. You should not receive measles vaccine within 4 months after receiving rabies immune globulin. You should not also receive other live virus vaccines (eg, mumps, polio, rubella) within 3 months after receiving this medicine.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. This can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after receiving this medicine.

This medicine may increase your risk of developing blood problems, including blood clots or hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells). Check with your doctor right away if you have swelling and pain in your arms, legs, or stomach, chest pain, shortness of breath, loss of sensation, confusion, problems with muscle control or speech, stomach or back pain, dark urine, decreased urination, fever, tiredness, or yellow eyes or skin.