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Rabies immune globulin, human Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of rabies immune globulin, human may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to rabies immune globulin, human: intramuscular solution

As well as its needed effects, rabies immune globulin, human may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking rabies immune globulin, human, check with your doctor immediately:

Rare
  • Cloudy or bloody urine
  • high blood pressure
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • swelling of the face, feet, or lower legs

Some rabies immune globulin, human side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common
  • Fever
  • pain, soreness, tenderness, or stiffness at the injection site
Rare
  • Skin rash

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to rabies immune globulin, human: intramuscular solution

General

The most common adverse events were injection site and skin reactions.[Ref]

Local

Rare (less than 0.1%): Injection site: swelling, pain, erythema, induration, warmth, pruritus, rash
Frequency not reported: Discomfort at injection site, soreness at injection site[Ref]

Dermatologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Skin reaction, erythema, pruritus, skin rash
Frequency not reported: Angioneurotic edema, bruising[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypersensitivity, anaphylactic shock, allergic type reactions[Ref]

Other

Rare (less than 0.1%): Fever, malaise, chill, fatigue, influenza like illness
Frequency not reported: Mild temperature elevations, disabling pain that limited motion[Ref]

Renal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Nephrotic syndrome[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Rare (less than 0.1%): Tachycardia, hypotension[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Arthralgia
Frequency not reported: Compartment syndrome, infiltration of wounds[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Nausea, vomiting[Ref]

Nervous system

Rare (less than 0.1%): Headache[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Sensitization to repeated injections[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Imogam Rabies-HT (rabies immune globulin, human)." sanofi pasteur, Swiftwater, PA.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Hyperrab S/D (rabies immune globulin, human)." Grifols Therapeutics, Clayton, NC.

4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

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