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Hepatitis b immune globulin Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 15, 2024.

Applies to hepatitis b immune globulin: solution.

Serious side effects

Along with its needed effects, hepatitis b immune globulin may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hepatitis b immune globulin:

Rare

Incidence not known

Other side effects

Some side effects of hepatitis b immune globulin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Less common

Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to hepatitis b immune globulin: injectable solution, intramuscular solution.

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Hypotension

Postmarketing reports: Sinus tachycardia[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Anaphylactoid reaction, hypersensitivity[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea

Postmarketing reports: Abdominal pain upper, lipase increased[Ref]

Nervous system

Postmarketing reports: Dizziness, headache[Ref]

Other

Postmarketing reports: Chills, feeling cold, influenza like illness, pyrexia[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Postmarketing reports: Back pain[Ref]

Hepatic

Postmarketing reports: Transaminases increased[Ref]

Respiratory

Postmarketing reports: Dyspnea[Ref]

Dermatologic

Postmarketing reports: Cold sweat[Ref]

References

1. Product Information. HepaGam B (hepatitis B immune globulin). Cangene bioPharma, Inc. 2022.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.