You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of immune globulin. You should not receive this medicine if you have a condition called vaccinia keratitis, or if you have selective immune globulin A deficiency.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using antibiotics, including amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), streptomycin, tobramycin, neomycin. Tell your doctor if you use pain or arthritis medicine (sometimes called "NSAIDs") such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Ecotrin®, or Motrin®. Your doctor should know if you use lithium, or an ACE inhibitor such as enalapril, lisinopril, Accupril®, Lotrel®, or Zestril®.
Children and teenagers should not take aspirin or medicines that contain aspirin (such as some cold medicines) for 6 weeks after being given varicella vaccine. Carefully check the label of any pain, headache, or cold medicine you use to be sure it does not contain aspirin or salicylic acid.
Talk to your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines while you are receiving this medicine. Vaccines may not work as well, or they could make you ill while you are using this medicine.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, diabetes, a serious infection, or a metabolic imbalance. Your doctor should know if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
This medicine is made from donated human plasma. Some human plasma products have transmitted certain viruses to people who have received them. The risk of getting a virus from medicines made of human plasma has been greatly reduced in recent years. This is the result of required testing of human donors for certain viruses, and testing during manufacture of these medicines. Although the risk is low, talk with your doctor if you have concerns.