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HyperHep B

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/6/2018
HyperHep B Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/6/2018

HyperHEP B S/D [Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human)] is made from human plasma containing proteins that protect against the type B form of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) used to prevent hepatitis B in people receiving a liver transplant, and in babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B. HyperHEP B 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. HyperHEP B is not a vaccine. Common side effects of HyperHEP B include:

  • injection site reactions (redness, pain, or tenderness)
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • upset stomach
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • chills
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • tiredness
  • tremors or shaking
  • back or joint pain

If HyperHEP B S/D is indicated, an injection at a dose of 0.06 mL/kg of body weight should be administered intramuscularly as soon as possible after exposure and within 24 hours, if possible. Other drugs or “live” vaccines may interact with HyperHEP B S/D. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, HyperHEP B S/D should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our HyperHEP B S/D [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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HyperHep B Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these 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, mouth sores, red or swollen gums;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • liver problems--upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • symptoms of fluid buildup around your lungs--chest pain, pain when you breathe, rapid heart rate, feeling light-headed or short of breath (especially when lying down); or
  • symptoms of a blood clot or stroke--sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body); chest pain, trouble breathing, rapid heart rate, coughing up blood; or pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in your arms or legs.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach;
  • back pain, tired feeling;
  • tremors, memory problems, agitation, vision problems;
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
  • mild rash; or
  • pain, redness, bruising, or tenderness where the medicine was injected.

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 HyperHep B (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human))

HyperHep B Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

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 HyperHep B (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human))

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

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