RABIES VACCINE – SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
- Medications: While you are receiving Rabies vaccine, it is especially important that your health care professional knows if you are taking any of the following treatment, as these may affect the use of the vaccine:
- Anti-Cancer medicines
- Corticosteroids (i.e. cortisone-like medicines)
- Medicines for malaria, such as Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine, or Mefloquine
- Radiation therapy
- Medical conditions: The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of rabies vaccine. Make sure you tell the doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Severe illness with fever – The symptoms of the condition may be confused with the possible side effects of the vaccine.
- Immune deficiency condition (or family history of) – It may decrease the useful effects of the vaccine.
- Pregnancy: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to post-exposure prophylaxis. If there is a substantial risk of exposure to rabies, administration of the pre-exposure vaccine series may also be indicated during pregnancy.