immune globulin - intravenous, Gamimune N, Gammagard, Gammar, (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: See Side Effects section.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have had a bad or allergic reaction to it; or to other immunoglobulin products (e.g., CMV IgG); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: certain immune system problems (immunoglobulin A deficiency, monoclonal gammopathies), diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood fats (triglycerides), migraines, current blood infection (sepsis), kidney disease, severe loss of body fluids (dehydration).Some immune globulin products are made with maltose. This substance can cause false high blood sugar levels when your blood sugar is normal or even low. If you have diabetes, check with your pharmacist whether the product you are using contains maltose and whether your blood sugar testing supplies will work with this product. Rarely, serious problems have occurred when too much insulin was given because of false high sugar readings or when low blood sugar went untreated.Tell your doctor of any recent/planned vaccinations. This medication may prevent a good response to live viral vaccines (e.g., measles, mumps, German measles). If you are vaccinated less than 14 days before receiving this medication or during the 11 months after receiving this medication, you may need to be vaccinated again or tested to see whether the vaccine was effective.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially the effects on the kidneys.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is unknown whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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