Hepatitis B Immune Globulin, HBIG injection
What is this medicine?
HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN (hep uh TAHY tis B im MUNE GLOB yoo lin) is used to prevent infections of hepatitis B after close contact with someone who has the infection.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as newborn for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
chest pain or tightness
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
pain and tenderness at site where injected
What may interact with this medicine?
live virus vaccines
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
low levels of immunoglobulin A in the body
low levels of platelets in the blood
an unusual or allergic reaction to human immune globulin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
This medicine is made from human blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.
This medicine may interfere with live virus vaccines. Before you get other live virus vaccines tell your health care professional if you have received this medicine within the past 3 months.