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Background and Date of Approval
The U.S. FDA-approved Hepatitis B immunoglobulin to treat people protected from the hepatitis B virus on January 30, 2006. It is usually given with the hepatitis B vaccine
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The Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin vaccine protects against the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and prevents the development of hepatitis B infection by producing antibodies that can recognize and neutralize the virus. This makes the immune system respond quickly and prevents the virus from causing an infection.
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Hepatitis B immunoglobulin is used in adults and children to protect from the hepatitis B virus, usually given with the hepatitis B vaccine. The Hepatitis B virus damages the liver and gradually stops the liver from working properly. Additionally, this medicine can also be given to newborn babies born to mothers with the hepatitis B virus.
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Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin vaccine is administered into a muscle or deep under the skin. If this injection is recommended for you, it will be given by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administrate. Your physician will choose the dosage and administration frequency based on the medical condition because it differs for each person.
Warnings, Precautions and Side Effects of undefined
Do not take this drug if you are allergic to Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin and its other ingredients. Before taking the Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin vaccine, inform your doctor if you have any allergic reaction or a blood disorder (blood clotting) or if you have had kidney dialysis. Notify your doctor if you have IgA deficiency, high blood pressure, or diabetics,
Report to your doctor if you recently had any vaccinations or are planning to get any vaccination, especially MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.
The most common side effects of Hepatitis B immunoglobulin are headache, dizziness, Injection site reactions (redness, pain, swelling), joint pain, nausea, fever, skin allergic reaction, low blood pressure
Word Of Advice
Store in a refrigerator between 2°C-8°C. Keep away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not freeze the medicine. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin vaccine is administered into a muscle or deep under the skin. Dosage will be recommended by your physician. Multiple doses may be required to provide adequate protection. Follow the recommended schedule and complete the full course of vaccination as advised by your healthcare provider. Follow the recommended schedule and complete the full course of vaccination as advised by your healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Question
- Bio Products Laboratory Limited, Electronic medicines compendium (emc), [Revised on Dec 2021], [ Accessed on 17th May 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5541.pdf
- Cangene biopharma, Inc, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on Jan 2012] [ Accessed on 17th May 2023], https://www.fda.gov/media/74701/download
- Shahid Habib, Obaid S Shaikh; Hepatitis B immune globulin; Drugs of Today; Published on June 2007; Accessed on 19/07/2021; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17612709/
The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.