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In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of immune globulin-ifas injection in children 2 years of age and older. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children with ITP or CIDP or in children younger than 2 years of age to treat primary humoral immunodeficiency, congenital agammaglobulinemia, common variable immunodeficiency, X-linked agammaglobulinemia, or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of immune globulin-ifas injection in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related blood clotting problems or kidney disease, which may require caution for patients receiving immune globulin-ifas injection.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical Problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), history of or
Blood clotting problems, history of or
Heart or blood vessel disease or
Hyperproteinemia (high protein in the blood) or
Hyperviscosity (thick blood) or
Hypovolemia (low blood volume or major loss of body fluids) or
Paraproteinemia (paraproteins in the blood) or
Sepsis (serious infection in the body)—Use with caution. May cause side effects to become worse.
Bleeding problems, history of or
Hyponatremia (low sodium in the blood) or
Kidney problems—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
IgA (immunoglobulin A) deficiency with antibodies against IgA—Should not be used in patients with this condition.