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human immunoglobulin



This medication is used to provide protection (antibodies) against certain virus infections (hepatitis A, measles, chickenpox, rubella) in people who have not been vaccinated or have not had the infection before. It is also used to strengthen the body's natural defense system (immune system) to lower the risk of infection in persons with a certain immune system problem (immunoglobulin deficiency).

How it works

Immune globulin belongs to class of agents called immunostimulants. It works by producing antibodies against foreign substances thereby fighting against infection.

Common side effects

Back pain, Chills, Flushing, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Decreased blood pressure, Muscle pain, Tachycardia, Wheezing


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Expert advice

  • Tell your doctor if you have received any vaccines recently as immunoglobulins may reduce the effect of the vaccine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney problems, liver problems, diabetes, dehydration or asthma.
  • Tell to your doctor if you have heart problems, blood vessel problems (e.g. narrowed arteries), a blood clotting disorder, or a history of stroke, heart attack, or blood clots.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe allergic reactions.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to immunoglobulins or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having low platelet count or any clotting disorder.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)