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Imogam Rabies-HT Side Effects

Generic Name: rabies immune globulin, human

Note: This document contains side effect information about rabies immune globulin, human. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Imogam Rabies-HT.

For the Consumer

Applies to rabies immune globulin, human: intramuscular solution

Along with its needed effects, rabies immune globulin, human (the active ingredient contained in Imogam Rabies-HT) 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 rabies immune globulin, human:

More common Rare
  • Cloudy or bloody urine
  • high blood pressure
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • swelling of the face, feet, or lower legs

Some side effects of rabies immune globulin, human 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
  • Dizziness
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • pain, soreness, tenderness, or stiffness at the injection site
Less common
  • Fever
Rare

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to rabies immune globulin, human: intramuscular solution

General

The most common adverse events were injection site and skin reactions.[Ref]

Local

Rare (less than 0.1%): Injection site: swelling, pain, erythema, induration, warmth, pruritus, rash
Frequency not reported: Discomfort at injection site, soreness at injection site[Ref]

Dermatologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Skin reaction, erythema, pruritus, skin rash
Frequency not reported: Angioneurotic edema, bruising[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypersensitivity, anaphylactic shock, allergic type reactions[Ref]

Other

Rare (less than 0.1%): Fever, malaise, chill, fatigue, influenza like illness
Frequency not reported: Mild temperature elevations, disabling pain that limited motion[Ref]

Renal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Nephrotic syndrome[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Rare (less than 0.1%): Tachycardia, hypotension[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Arthralgia
Frequency not reported: Compartment syndrome, infiltration of wounds[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Nausea, vomiting[Ref]

Nervous system

Rare (less than 0.1%): Headache[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Sensitization to repeated injections[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Imogam Rabies-HT (rabies immune globulin, human)." sanofi pasteur, Swiftwater, PA.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Hyperrab S/D (rabies immune globulin, human)." Grifols Therapeutics, Clayton, NC.

4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

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.

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