gamaSTAN

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 12/14/2021
gamaSTAN Side Effects Center

What Is gamaSTAN?

GamaSTAN S/D (Immune Globulin (Human) for Injection Solvent/Detergent Treated) is an immune globulin indicated for protection (antibodies) against certain virus infections [hepatitis A, measles, varicella (chickenpox), rubella] in people who have not been vaccinated or have not had the infection before.

What Are Side Effects of gamaSTAN?

Common side effects of GamaSTAN S/D include:

  • local pain and tenderness at the injection site
  • hives
  • skin swelling
  • allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis

Dosage for gamaSTAN

The dose of GamaSTAN S/D is determined by the virus it is intended to protect against and the patient's body weight.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with gamaSTAN?

GamaSTAN S/D may interact with “live” vaccines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received.

gamaSTAN During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before receiving GamaSTAN S/D; it is unknown if it would affect a fetus. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our GamaSTAN S/D (Immune Globulin (Human) for Injection) 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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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fever, chills; or
  • dark urine.

Common side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
  • stomach pain, gas, diarrhea;
  • muscle pain; or
  • pain, swelling, itching, redness, or a hard lump where the shot was given.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for gamaSTAN (Immune Globulin (Human) for Injection)

gamaSTAN Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most common adverse reaction reported for GAMASTAN® S/D (immune globulin (human)) during post-approval use was fatigue.

Postmarketing Experience

The following adverse reactions have been identified during postapproval use with GAMASTAN made using the previous manufacturing process, GAMASTAN S/D. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Among patients treated with GAMASTAN S/D, cases of allergic/hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis have been reported. Anaphylactic reactions, although rare, have been reported following the injection of human immune globulin preparations11 Anaphylaxis was more likely to occur if GAMASTAN S/D was given intravenously; therefore, GAMASTAN S/D and GAMASTAN must be administered only intramuscularly.

The following have been identified as the most frequently reported postmarketing adverse reactions.

Immune system disorders: Anaphylactic reaction*, hypersensitivity*

Nervous system disorders: Headache

Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea

General disorders and administration site conditions: Injection site pain, injection site inflammation, fatigue, pyrexia

*These reactions have been manifested by rash, flushing, and dyspnea

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for gamaSTAN (Immune Globulin (Human) for Injection)

© gamaSTAN Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and gamaSTAN Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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