Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
BayHep B (hepatitis b immune globulin human) is an immunization used for post-exposure prevention of infection with the hepatitis B virus in patients exposed to the virus under certain conditions (such as direct contact with blood or body fluids containing this virus). BayHep B may be available in generic form. Common side effects of BayHep B include:
- local injection site reactions (pain, tenderness, redness, swelling)
- loss of appetite
- fever, and
- allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
The dose of BayHep B is an injection of 0.06 mL/kg of body weight administered intramuscularly as soon as possible after exposure and within 24 hours, if possible. BayHep B may interact with other live virus vaccines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received. It is unknown if BayHep B can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before receiving BayHep B. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our BayHep B (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.
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.19
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for BayHep B (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human))
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