Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) is a solution of
antibodies that are able to attach to the
hepatitis B viruses and cause them to be destroyed.
An injection of HBIG may help prevent HBV infection if it is given
within 14 days of exposure to the virus when you:
A dose of HBIG also may be given to babies born to women who have hepatitis B.
HBIG is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
HBIG is prepared from blood products obtained from human donors.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that
AIDS, has never been transmitted by HBIG.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
Current as ofMarch 3, 2017
Current as of:
March 3, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
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