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BayHep B

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/29/2009
BayHep B Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 4/8/2016

BayHep B (hepatitis b immune globulin human) is an immunization used for post-exposure prevention of infection with the hepatitis B virus in patients exposed to the virus under certain conditions (such as direct contact with blood or body fluids containing this virus). BayHep B may be available in generic form. Common side effects of BayHep B include:

  •  local injection site reactions (pain, tenderness, redness, swelling)
  • headache
  • nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • fever, and
  • allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue

The dose of BayHep B is an injection of 0.06 mL/kg of body weight administered intramuscularly as soon as possible after exposure and within 24 hours, if possible. BayHep B may interact with other live virus vaccines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received. It is unknown if BayHep B can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before receiving BayHep B. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our BayHep B (hepatitis b immune globulin human) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

BayHep B Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Local pain and tenderness at the injection site, urticaria and angioedema may occur; anaphylactic reactions, although rare, have been reported following the injection of human immune globulin preparations.19

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for BayHep B (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human))

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© BayHep B Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and BayHep B Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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