Preventing hepatitis B infection after exposure to the virus.
BayHep B is an immunizing agent. It works by temporarily increasing the antibody concentration, which helps protect against hepatitis B infection.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with BayHep B . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with BayHep B . However, no specific interactions with BayHep B are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if BayHep B may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use BayHep B as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use BayHep B .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Headache; loss of appetite; nausea; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; slight fever.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of BayHep B :
BayHep B is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using BayHep B at home, store BayHep B as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep BayHep B out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about BayHep B . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.