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Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) (Systemic)

Brand Names : Gamimune N 5%, Gamimune N 10%, Gamimune N 5% S/D, Gamimune N 10% S/D, Gammagard S/D, Gammagard S/D 0.5 g, Gammar-P IV, Iveegam, Panglobulin, Polygam S/D, Sandoglobulin, Venoglobulin–I, Venoglobulin-S, IGIV, IVIG

Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) | Before Using | Proper Use | Side Effects | Additional Information

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

      More common

        Fast or pounding heartbeat; troubled breathing

Less common

Bluish coloring of lips or nailbeds; burning sensation in head; faintness or lightheadedness; unusual tiredness or weakness; wheezing


Difficulty in breathing or swallowing; hives or welts; itching, especially of feet or hands; reddening of skin, especially around ears; swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose; unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

Incidence not determined

Cloudy urine; decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability; pains in chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of legs; severe headaches that occur suddenly; shortness of breath that occurs suddenly for no apparent reason; slurred speech that occurs suddenly; sudden loss of coordination; sudden vision changes

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Backache or pain; general feeling of discomfort or illness; headache; joint pain; muscle pain; nausea; vomiting

    Less common

      Chest or hip pain; leg cramps; redness, rash, or pain at place of injection

    Incidence not determined

      Blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly; chills; confusion; dizziness; fever; feeling of warmth; high blood pressure; lightheadedness; redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest; skin rash; sweating

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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