What should I know before receiving hepatitis B immune globulin?

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Before receiving hepatitis B immune globulin, you should know some important safety information about this medication. Hepatitis B immune globulin is made from human blood. Because of this, there's a slight chance that hepatitis B immune globulin may contain substances (such as viruses) that may cause infections. This risk is small because blood is screened and treated to reduce the chances that it contains infectious substances. However, tell your doctor right away if you develop signs of an infection after receiving hepatitis B immune globulin. This is not a vaccine, so it won't provide long-term protection against hepatitis B. Talk to your doctor about vaccines that you should get for long-term protection against hepatitis B infection.

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