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Generic: immune globulin intravenous
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It helps to prevent or reduce the severity of certain infections in patients who are at risk
               



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What may interact with this medicine?


- aspirin and aspirin- like medicines
- cisplatin
- cyclosporine
- medicines for infection like acyclovir, adefovir, amphotericin B, bacitracin, cidofovir, foscarnet, ganciclovir, gentamicin, pentamidine, vancomycin
- NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
- pamidronate
- vaccines
- zoledronic acid

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

This medicine is made from pooled blood donations of many different people. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine. However, the donors are screened for infections and all products are tested for HIV and hepatitis. The medicine is treated to kill most or all bacteria and viruses. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.

Do not have vaccinations for at least 14 days before, or until at least 3 months after receiving this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain or tightness
  • fever, chills
  • headache with nausea, vomiting
  • neck pain or difficulty moving neck
  • pain when moving eyes
  • pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
  • problems with balance, talking, walking
  • sudden weight gain
  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizzy, drowsy
  • flushing
  • increased sweating
  • leg cramps
  • muscle aches and pains
  • pain at site where injected

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

This drug is usually given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

In rare cases, some brands of this medicine may be given at home. If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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