July 28, 2016

HepaGam B



Consequences of an overdose are not known. Although no data are available, clinical experience reported with other intravenously administered human immune globulin preparations suggests that doses above 1 g immune globulin/kg body weight are tolerated. For intramuscular administration of HepaGam B (hepatitis b immune globulin (human)) , the only manifestations of overdose would be pain and tenderness at the injection site.


Individuals known to have anaphylactic or severe systematic reactions associated with the parenteral administration of human globulin preparations should not receive HepaGam B (hepatitis b immune globulin (human)) , (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin Intravenous [Human]), or any other human immune globulin. HepaGam B (hepatitis b immune globulin (human)) contains less than 40 micro-grams/mL of IgA. Individuals who are deficient in IgA may have the potential to develop IgA antibodies and have an anaphylactoid reaction. The physician must weigh the potential benefit of treatment with HepaGam B (hepatitis b immune globulin (human)) against the potential for hypersensitivity reactions.

For postexposure prophylaxis indications, HepaGam B (hepatitis b immune globulin (human)) must be administered intramuscularly only. In patients who have severe thrombocytopenia or any coagulation disorder that would contraindicate intramuscular injections, HepaGam B (hepatitis b immune globulin (human)) should be given only if the expected benefits outweigh the potential risks.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/20/2009


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