botulism immune globulin (cont.)
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What happens if a dose is missed (BabyBIG)?
Since botulism immune globulin is usually given as a single IV infusion, your baby is not likely be on a daily dosing schedule.
What happens if an overdose is given (BabyBIG)?
Since botulism immune globulin is given in a controlled medical setting by a healthcare professional, an overdose is not likely to occur.
What should be avoided after receiving botulism immune globulin (BabyBIG)?
Your baby should not receive live-virus vaccines against polio, measles, mumps, rubella, or rotavirus for at least 5 months after receiving botulism immune globulin. Live vaccines may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect the baby from disease.
If your baby was recently vaccinated before treatment with botulism immune globulin, he or she may need to be vaccinated again to be fully protected. Follow your doctor's instructions.
What other drugs will affect botulism immune globulin (BabyBIG)?
Botulism immune globulin can be harmful to the kidneys, and these effects are increased when this medication is used together with other drugs that can harm the kidneys. Many other drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can be harmful to the kidneys.
Before your baby is treated with botulism immune globulin, tell your doctor about all other medications your baby is receiving, especially:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with botulism immune globulin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about botulism immune globulin.
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