A doctor, nurse, or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital or clinic. It is given as a shot in the upper arm (deltoid) or thigh muscle. It may also be injected directly into the body part that was bitten or scratched which caused your exposure to rabies.
This medicine is given together with your first rabies vaccine dose as soon as possible after exposure. It may also be given within 7 days after the first dose of the rabies vaccine.
All bite wounds and scratches should be cleaned well right away with soap and water. Other medicines (including povidone-iodine solution, anti-tetanus vaccine, or medicine to treat infection) should be given as directed by your doctor.