Hepatitis b immune globulin Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 9, 2022.
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:
- Blurred vision
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
- difficult or labored breathing
- difficulty with swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- shortness of breath
- skin rash
- tightness in the chest
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:
- Back pain
- general feeling of discomfort
- muscle aches or pain
- pain at the injection site
- Abdominal or stomach cramping
- burning, heat, and redness at the injection site
- feeling as if you are going to vomit
- joint pain
Incidence not known
- Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
- cold sweats
- feeling cold
- flu-like symptoms
- upper abdominal or stomach pain
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to hepatitis b immune globulin: injectable solution, intramuscular solution.
Common (1% to 10%): Hypotension
Postmarketing reports: Anaphylactoid reaction, hypersensitivity[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea
Postmarketing reports: Dizziness, headache[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Back pain[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Transaminases increased[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Cold sweat[Ref]
More about hepatitis b immune globulin
- Check interactions
- Dosage information
- During pregnancy
- Drug class: immune globulins
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- Hepatitis b immune globulin Intramuscular (Advanced Reading)
- Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human) (Intramuscular)
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. HepaGam B (hepatitis B immune globulin)." Cangene bioPharma, Inc. (2022):
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.