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-- If you have allergies, regular shots (immunotherapy) are designed to make you less sensitive to allergens over time. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says you may be a candidate for allergy shots if: Your symptoms are moderate-to-severe and your allergy season lasts a few months or more. You want to avoid long-term use of allergy medications. You can commit the time needed for getting regular allergy shots. You can afford the cost of allergy shots and related medical visits. Read more
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FDA Medwatch Alert: Bivigam Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10 Percent Liquid, 100 mL Sterile Vial: Recall - Visible Particles Observed
Posted 8 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com
[Posted 04/05/2013] ISSUE: During a routine annual reserve inspection, visible particles were observed in lot number 120016 (Expiration Date: March 31, 2014) of Bivigam Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid. Biotest is voluntarily recalling this lot from the market. Inspections of other lots of product have not shown the presence of visible particles. BACKGROUND: Bivigam is indicated for the treatment of patients with primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI). RECOMMENDATION: Consignees are asked to examine stocks immediately to determine if you have any of Lot 120016 on hand. If so, discontinue distributing the lot and promptly return all vials to Biotest’s Boca Raton, Florida facility. Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Re ... Read more