Fifty male and female volunteers received Nabi-HB, Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human), intramuscularly in pharmacokinetics trials20. The number of patients with reactions related to the administration of Nabi-HB (hepatitis b vaccine recombinant) included local reactions such as erythema 6 (12%) and ache 2 (4%) at the injection site, as well as systemic reactions such as headache 7 (14%), myal-gia 5 (10%), malaise 3 (6%), nausea 2 (4%), and vomiting 1 (2%). The majority (92%) of reactions were reported as mild. The following adverse events were reported in the phar-macokinetics trials and were considered probably related to Nabi-HB (hepatitis b vaccine recombinant) : elevated alkaline phos-phatase 2 (4%), ecchymosis 1 (2%), joint stiffness 1 (2%), elevated AST 1 (2%), decreased WBC 1 (2%), and elevated creatinine 1 (2%). All adverse events were mild in intensity. There were no serious adverse events.
No anaphylactic reactions with Nabi-HB (hepatitis b vaccine recombinant) have been reported. However, these reactions, although rare, have been reported following the injection of human immune globulins23.
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Vaccination with live virus vaccines should be deferred until approximately three months after administration of Nabi-HB, Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human). It may be necessary to revaccinate persons who received Nabi-HB (hepatitis b vaccine recombinant) shortly after live virus vaccination.
There are no available data on concomitant use of Nabi-HB (hepatitis b vaccine recombinant) and other drugs; therefore, Nabi-HB (hepatitis b vaccine recombinant) should not be mixed with other drugs.
20. Data on file, Nabi® Biopharmaceuticals
23. Ellis EF, Henney CS: Adverse reactions following administration of human gamma globulin. J Allerg 1969; 43:45-54.
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