Vivaglobin Side Effects

Generic Name: immune globulin subcutaneous

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

It is possible that some side effects of Vivaglobin 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 immune globulin subcutaneous: subcutaneous solution

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking immune globulin subcutaneous (the active ingredient contained in Vivaglobin) hives; wheezing, difficulty breathing; dizziness, feeling like you might pass out; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • signs of a blood clot in the brain--sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;

  • signs of a blood clot in the heart or lung--chest pain, rapid heart rate, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood;

  • signs of a blood clot in your leg--pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs;

  • signs of a kidney problem--swelling, rapid weight gain, and little or no urinating;

  • liver problems--fast heart rate, tired feeling, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

  • lung problems--chest pain, trouble breathing, blue lips, pale or blue colored appearance in your fingers or toes; or

  • signs of new infection--high fever, flu symptoms, mouth sores, severe headache, neck stiffness, increased sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting.

Common side effects may include:

  • redness, bruising, itching, and swelling where the medicine was injected;

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain;

  • tired feeling, headache, migraine;

  • mild itching or rash;

  • back pain; or

  • pain anywhere in your body.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to immune globulin subcutaneous: subcutaneous solution

Local

Local side effects have been reported the most frequently. Up to 92% of patients reported adverse events at the injection site.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have been reported often (37%), including nausea (18%) and diarrhea (10%).

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rash (17%).

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have rarely included immediate anaphylactoid and hypersensitivity reactions. Allergic reactions (11%) have also been reported.

General

General side effects have included headache (48%), fever (25%), sore throat (17%), and pain (10%).

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included an increase in cough (10%).

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. In addition, the drug information contained herein may be time sensitive and should not be utilized as a reference resource beyond the date hereof. This material does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients, or recommend therapy. This information is a reference resource designed as supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill , knowledge, and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate safety, effectiveness, or appropriateness for any given patient. Drugs.com does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of materials provided. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Hide
(web3)