Baygam Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 11/13/2008
Baygam Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 5/20/2016

BayGam (immune globulin, human) is used to provide protection (antibodies) against certain virus infections (hepatitis A, measles, chickenpox, rubella) in people who have not been vaccinated or have not had the infection before. BayGam is also used to strengthen the body's natural defense system (immune system) to lower the risk of infection in persons with a certain immune system problem (immunoglobulin deficiency). BayGam may be available in generic form. Common side effects of BayGam include:

  • muscle stiffness
  • injection site reactions (redness, warmth, pain, and tenderness)
  • fever
  • chills
  • headache, and
  • joint pain

BayGam in a dose of 0.01 mL/lb (0.02 mL/kg) is recommended for household and institutional hepatitis A case contacts. BayGam may interact with drugs that may harm the kidneys (e.g., aminoglycosides such as gentamicin). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, BayGam should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our BayGam (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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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.6,9 Anaphylaxis is more likely to occur if BayGam (immune globulin) is given intravenously; therefore, BayGam (immune globulin) must be administered only intramuscularly.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Baygam (Immune Globulin)


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