Anthrax Immune Globulin (By injection)
AN-thrax i-MUNE GLOB-ue-lin
Treats inhalational anthrax.
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Uses of This Medicine
Anthrax immune globulin belongs to a group of medicines known as immunizing agents. It is used to prevent or treat diseases that occur when your body has a weak immune system. Immune globulin contains antibodies that make your immune system stronger. It is used in combination with other medicines to treat inhalational anthrax in adults and children.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the supervision of your doctor.
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How To Use
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some foods and medicines can affect how immune globulin works. Tell your doctor if you are using any medicine that contains estrogen.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to human immune globulin.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, diabetes, heart or blood vessel disease, or a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clots. Tell your doctor if you have immune globulin deficiency, especially IgA.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Blood clots, which could lead to heart attack or stroke Serious kidney problems Bleeding, hemolytic anemia Aseptic meningitis syndrome (AMS) Serious lung problems
This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted viruses, although the risk is low. Human donors and donated blood are both tested for viruses to keep the transmission risk low. Talk with your doctor about this risk if you are concerned.
Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results. This medicine contains maltose that will cause falsely high results on some blood sugar tests.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Blue lips or fingernails, trouble breathing
Numbness or weakness on one side of your body, sudden or severe headache, problems with vision, speech, or walking
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Pain, redness, or swelling where the shot is given
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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