VariZIG Side Effects

Generic Name: varicella zoster immune globulin

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug varicella zoster immune globulin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name VariZIG.

It is possible that some side effects of VariZIG 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 varicella zoster immune globulin: parenteral powder for injection

Side effects include:

Pain at injection site, headache, chills, rash, nausea.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to varicella zoster immune globulin: intramuscular powder for injection, intramuscular solution


Local side effects have included pain, redness and swelling at the injection site.


Hypersensitivity side effects have included angioneurotic edema and anaphylactic shock in less than 1 in 1,000 patients.


General side effects have included headache, chills, back pain and syncope.


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea.


Dermatologic side effects have included rash.

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