Brand Name: Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin P
Active Ingredient: Human Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Manufacturer: CSL Behring
Strength: 1 ml
Form: Prefilled Syringe
HEPATITIS B IMMUNOGLOBULIN P
Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin P is an immunizing agent. It works by temporarily increasing the antibody concentration, which helps protect against Hepatitis B infection.
MEDICINE USES :
Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin P is used for preventing Hepatitis B infection after exposure to the virus.
IMMUNOGLOBULIN P COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
Headache; loss of appetite; nausea; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; slight fever.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.
HEPATITIS B IMMUNOGLOBULIN P Precautions :
Hepatitis b immune globulin is made from human plasma and carries a slight risk of containing viruses that may cause disease. Ask your doctor any questions that you may have about the risks and benefits of using hepatitis b immune globulin.
To prevent hepatitis B infection, more than 1 dose of hepatitis b immune globulin may be required. Be sure you receive all of the recommended injections.
Check with your doctor before having vaccinations for mumps, rubella, or hepatitis for 3 months after you have received hepatitis b immune globulin.
Tell your doctor if you have ever been vaccinated for hepatitis.
Hepatitis b immune globulin is not recommended for use in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using hepatitis b immune globulin during pregnancy. It is unknown if hepatitis b immune globulin is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using hepatitis b immune globulin, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.
MEDICATION STORAGE REQUIREMENTS :
Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F); do not freeze. Do not shake vial; avoid foaming.
DRUG INTERACTIONS :
Immunoglobulin P can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
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