Vaccina Immune Globulins (Intravenous)
Vaccina immune globulins are used to boost the immune system of patients who have compromised immune systems because of HIV or other medical conditions. Premature babies may be given these antibodies in order to boost their underdeveloped immune systems as well. This medication is given intravenously for several days in a row and may be repeated every couple of weeks.
This medication may cause kidney failure, especially in people over the age of 65 or people who have kidney disease or diabetes. Patients on other medications that affect the kidneys’ health may also be more susceptible to kidney disease from this medication. Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Decreased urination
- Weight gain
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling in the ankles or feet