Medications


Varicella-Zoster Immune Globulin Injection

Brands: Varizig

Uses

For preventing viral infection.

Instructions

This medicine will be given to you at the doctor's office.

This medicine is given as an injection into a muscle.

This medicine should be given by a trained health care provider.

Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk of serious heart problems, heart attack, and stroke. Please speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain or difficulty breathing.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk for serious blood clots. Speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks from using this medicine.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • headaches
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • chest or jaw pain
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • severe or persistent headache
  • sudden leg pain, swelling, warmth or redness
  • shortness of breath
  • symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
  • sweating
  • sudden change or loss of vision

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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