hepatitis B immunoglobulin
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Uses of hepatitis B immunoglobulin
hepatitis B immunoglobulin is used in the prevention of:
- Hepatitis B
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
hepatitis B immunoglobulin Brand Names
hepatitis B immunoglobulin Drug Class
hepatitis B immunoglobulin is part of the drug class:
hepatitis B immunoglobulin Interactions
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN/MEASLES VIRUS VACCINE,LIVE ATTENUATED
- HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN/MEASLES/MUMPS/RUBELLA VIRUS VACCINE,LIVE
- HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN/MEASLES/RUBELLA VIRUS VACCINE,LIVE
- HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN/MUMPS VIRUS VACCINE,LIVE
- HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN/MUMPS/RUBELLA VIRUS VACCINE,LIVE
- HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN/POLIOVIRUS VACCINE LIVE
- HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN/RUBELLA VIRUS VACCINE,LIVE
- HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN/VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE,LIVE
- HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN/YELLOW FEVER VACCINE
This is not a complete list of hepatitis B immunoglobulindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
hepatitis B immunoglobulin and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
hepatitis B immunoglobulin Dosage
Take hepatitis b immunoglobulin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The hepatitis B immunoglobulin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
hepatitis B immunoglobulin is available in the following doses:
- Hepatitis B Immune Globulin Injectable Solution
- Hepatitis B Immune Globulin Intramuscular Solution
Forms of Medication
hepatitis B immunoglobulin is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution
- Prefilled Syringe