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Immune Globulin (Subcutaneous)
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Immune Globulin (Subcutaneous) Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• 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.

• If you have had blood clots, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• 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.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Belly pain.

• Headache.

• Feeling tired or weak.

• Back pain.

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 tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Signs or symptoms of infection. These include a fever of 100.5 degrees or higher, chills, severe sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, increased sputum or change in color, painful urination, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.

• Difficulty breathing.

• Chest pain.

• Severe headache.

• Feeling extremely tired or weak.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Significant weight gain.

• Neck stiffness.

• Swelling or pain of leg or arm.

• Sudden change in vision, eye pain, or irritation.

• Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.

• Unable to pass urine.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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