Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin Pharmacology

Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin

About Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Passive immunization agent, Immune globulin, prophylactic against Hepatitis B virus.
Mechanism of Action of Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Hepatitis B immunoglobulin gives effective passive protection against hepatitis B if administered prophylactically or within hours of infection.
Pharmacokinets of Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Onset of Action for Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Duration of Action for Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Half Life of Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Side Effects of Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
1. Local tenderness
2. Erythema
3. Stiffness at the site of injection
4. Malaise
5. Drowsiness
6. Induration
7. Sensation of fever
8. Chills
9. Sweating
10. Seizures
11. Bruising
12. Redness
13. Irritation
14. Mild pyrexia
15. Malaise
16. Drowsiness
17. Urticaria
18. Skin lesions
19. Headache
20. Dizziness
Contra-indications of Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
1. Hypersensitivity to it
2. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency
3. Thrombocytopenia
4. Coagulation disorder
5. HBsAg-positive
Special Precautions while taking Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
It should be given with caution to patients with a history of prior systemic allergic reactions after the administration of human immunoglobulin preparations
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Post-exposure prophylaxis in persons who did not receive prior vaccination, or whose prior vaccination regimen is incomplete, or when the hepatitis B antibody level is inadequate (< 10 IU/L)
Interactions for Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Typical Dosage for Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Following exposure to HBsAg:
Adults: 1000-2000i.u, I.M.
Children: 32-48i.u./kg body weight. This should be administered within 7 days (preferably within 48 hours) after exposure to HBsAg.
Neonates: Initial dose is 100-200i.u. The first dose should be administered within 5 days after birth. The booster dose should be 32-48i.u./kg of body weight between 2 & 3 months after initial dose.
Schedule of Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Storage Requirements for Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
Store at 2?C to 8?C (Refrigerate. Do not freeze). Protect from light
Effects of Missed Dosage of Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
The doctor should be informed immediately if a dose is missed
Effects of Overdose of Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin

Home Delivery for Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including hepatitis b immunoglobulin.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for hepatitis b immunoglobulin and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for hepatitis b immunoglobulin may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take hepatitis b immunoglobulin only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for hepatitis b immunoglobulin before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for hepatitis b immunoglobulin with the pharmacy.

Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for hepatitis b immunoglobulin might be better known than hepatitis b immunoglobulin itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have hepatitis b immunoglobulin in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for hepatitis b immunoglobulin.