Immune globulin intramuscular Side Effects
Not all side effects for immune globulin intramuscular may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to immune globulin intramuscular: injection (im)
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking immune globulin intramuscular:
Pain, swelling, tenderness, or redness at the injection site.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; itching; hives; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue).
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to immune globulin intramuscular: intramuscular solution
Local injection site pain and tenderness have occurred.
Hypersensitivity reactions have been rare, however, anaphylaxis has been reported. The mechanism has not been clearly established. Activation of the complement system by immune globulin aggregates present in the preparations has been suggested.
All U.S. immune globulin products undergo viral inactivation and/or removal. No method has been totally effective in removing all risk and the potential exists for the presence of unknown infectious agents.
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