HepaGam B Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hepatitis B immune globulin (HepaGam B)?
- What are the possible side effects of hepatitis B immune globulin (HepaGam B)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hepatitis B immune globulin (HepaGam B)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving hepatitis B immune globulin (HepaGam B)?
- How is hepatitis B immune globulin given (HepaGam B)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (HepaGam B)?
- What happens if I overdose (HepaGam B)?
- What should I avoid while receiving hepatitis B immune globulin (HepaGam B)?
- What other drugs will affect hepatitis B immune globulin (HepaGam B)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (HepaGam B)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose, or if you miss an appointment to have your injection given.
What happens if I overdose (HepaGam B)?
An overdose of this medication is not expected to produce life-threatening side effects. Overdose symptoms may include pain or tenderness where the injection was given.
What should I avoid while receiving hepatitis B immune globulin (HepaGam B)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are being treated with hepatitis B immune globulin, and for at least 3 months after your treatment ends. The live vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease.
What other drugs will affect hepatitis B immune globulin (HepaGam B)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with hepatitis B immune globulin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist may have information about this medication written for health professionals that you may read. You may also find additional information from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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