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BayHep B

Generic Name: Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (hep-ah-TY-tiss B ih-MYOON GLAH-bu-lin)Brand Name: Examples include BayHep B and Nabi-HB

BayHep B is used for:

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.

Do NOT use BayHep B if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in BayHep B

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using BayHep B :

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:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have had an allergic reaction to medicines made with human immune globulin
  • if you have a blood disorder (eg, decreased blood platelets) or any other blood-clotting disorder

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.

How to use BayHep B :

Use BayHep B as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • BayHep B is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions that you may have about BayHep B .
  • If you miss a dose of BayHep B , contact your doctor right away.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use BayHep B .

Important safety information:

  • BayHep B is made from human plasma and carries a slight risk of containing viruses that may cause disease. Ask your doctor any questions that you may have about the risks and benefits of using BayHep B .
  • To prevent hepatitis B infection, more than 1 dose of BayHep B may be required. Be sure you receive all of the recommended injections.
  • Check with your doctor before having vaccinations for mumps, rubella, or hepatitis for 3 months after you have received BayHep B .
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever been vaccinated for hepatitis.
  • BayHep B is not recommended for use in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using BayHep B during pregnancy. It is unknown if BayHep B is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using BayHep B , check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of 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.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

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.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about BayHep B , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • BayHep B is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

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.

  • Bayhep B Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
  • HepaGam B Consumer Overview
  • HepaGam B Detailed Consumer Information (PDR)
  • Nabi-HB Prescribing Information (FDA)

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