Immune Globulin (Intramuscular)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Immune Globulin (Intramuscular)?

(i MYUN GLOB yoo lin, IN tra MUS kyoo ler)

• This medicine is used to prevent or reduce the severity of infection by hepatitis A, measles, chickenpox (varicella), and rubella.

• This medicine is used to prevent or reduce the severity of other infections in persons with a weakened immune system.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Irritation where the shot is given.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest...

 
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