Nabi HB Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Nabi-HB Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human) is made from human plasma used to prevent hepatitis B in people receiving a liver transplant, and in babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B. It is also used to prevent hepatitis B in people who have been exposed to contaminated blood products, or through household or sexual contact with an infected person. Nabi-HB is not a vaccine and will not provide long-term protection from hepatitis B. For long-term protection you must receive a hepatitis B vaccine such as Engerix-B, Recombivax HB, or Twinrix. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include redness, pain, or tenderness at the injection site. Nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, dizziness, headache, or back/joint pain may also occur.
An injection of Nabi-HB 0.06 mL/kg of body weight should be administered intramuscularly as soon as possible after exposure and within 24 hours, if possible. Nabi-HB may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received. During pregnancy, Nabi-HB should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Nabi-HB 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.
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Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Nabi HB in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure);
- left-sided stomach pain; or
- nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
- upset stomach, diarrhea;
- tremors or shaking;
- joint or back pain;
- fever, chills;
- headache; or
- tired feeling.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Nabi HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant) »
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Nabi HB Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Redness, pain, or tenderness at the injection site may occur. Nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, dizziness, headache, or back/joint pain may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Nabi HB FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
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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