Hepatitis B immune globulin



Hepatitis B immune globulin is an injection of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies to prevent the development of chronic Hepatitis B infection.

Brand Names
Hepagam B, Hyperhep B, Nabi-HB
Generic Name
Hepatitis B immune globulin
DrugBank Accession Number

Long-term hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) has been shown to reduce hepatitis B virus (HBV) reinfection in patients transplanted for hepatitis B. Infection with hepatitis B may lead to hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. Therefore, the hepatitis-B vaccines are cancer-preventing vaccines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the hepatitis B vaccine was the first anti-cancer vaccine.

HBIG is prepared from the plasma of donors who have high antibody levels of the hepatitis B surface antigen. It is extracted from the Cohn fraction II. During the process, viruses are deactivated, and in the final steps, solvents used in the preparation are removed. The preparation is tested for absence of HIV, HCV, herpes virus, and reovirus.

Approved, Investigational
Biologic Classification
Protein Based Therapies
Polyclonal antibody (pAb)
Protein Chemical Formula
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Protein Average Weight
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  • HBIG
  • Hepatitis B immune globulin
  • Hepatitis B immune globulin (human)
  • Hepatitis B immune globulin human
  • Hepatitis B immune globulin intravenous (human)
  • Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (human)
  • Human hepatitis B immunoglobulin
  • Human hepatitis B virus immune globulin
  • Human hepatitis-B immunoglobulin



Investigated for use/treatment in hepatitis (viral, B), liver transplant surgery, and pediatric indications.

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Associated Conditions
Indication TypeIndicationCombined Product DetailsApproval LevelAge GroupPatient CharacteristicsDose Form
Prophylaxis ofHepatitis b recurrence••••••••••••
Associated Therapies
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Mechanism of action

In countries with high rates of hepatitis B infection, vaccination of newborns has not only reduced the risk of infection, but has also led to marked reduction in liver cancer.

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Protein binding

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Route of elimination

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Adverse Effects
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Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs
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Drug Interactions
This information should not be interpreted without the help of a healthcare provider. If you believe you are experiencing an interaction, contact a healthcare provider immediately. The absence of an interaction does not necessarily mean no interactions exist.
AbciximabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Abciximab is combined with Hepatitis B immune globulin.
AdalimumabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Adalimumab is combined with Hepatitis B immune globulin.
AducanumabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Hepatitis B immune globulin is combined with Aducanumab.
AlemtuzumabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Alemtuzumab is combined with Hepatitis B immune globulin.
AlirocumabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Hepatitis B immune globulin is combined with Alirocumab.
Food Interactions
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Brand Name Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
H-bigLiquid1.5 unit / mLIntramuscularAbbott1988-12-311997-08-18Canada flag
HepaGam BInjection, solution312 [iU]/1mLIntramuscular; IntravenousKamada Ltd.2023-12-01Not applicableUS flag
HepaGam BSolution312 [iU]/1mLIntramuscular; IntravenousAptevo Biotherapeutics Llc2016-07-01Not applicableUS flag
HepaGam BInjection312 [iU]/1mLIntramuscular; IntravenousSaol Therapeutics Inc.2019-03-01Not applicableUS flag
HepaGam BInjection, solution312 [iU]/1mLIntramuscular; IntravenousAptevo Biotherapeutics Llc2016-07-01Not applicableUS flag
Unapproved/Other Products
NameIngredientsDosageRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
HEPATECT CP 50 IU 10 ML FLAKONHepatitis B immune globulin (50 iu/nl)InjectionIntravenousKANSUK LABORATUVARI SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş.2013-01-29Not applicableTurkey flag


ATC Codes
J06BB04 — Hepatitis b immunoglobulin
Drug Categories
Chemical TaxonomyProvided by Classyfire
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Organic Compounds
Super Class
Organic Acids
Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
Sub Class
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Analogues
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Alternative Parents
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Molecular Framework
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Affected organisms
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Chemical Identifiers

CAS number
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General References
  1. Ghany MG, Ayola B, Villamil FG, Gish RG, Rojter S, Vierling JM, Lok AS: Hepatitis B virus S mutants in liver transplant recipients who were reinfected despite hepatitis B immune globulin prophylaxis. Hepatology. 1998 Jan;27(1):213-22. [Article]
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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
4CompletedPreventionLiver Transplantation / Viral Hepatitis B1
4CompletedPreventionViral Hepatitis B1
4CompletedSupportive CareViral Hepatitis B1
4RecruitingPreventionChronic Infection / Congenital Malformations / Fetal Malformation / Hepatitis B Virus Infection / Viral sepsis1
4Unknown StatusTreatmentLiver Transplantation / Viral Hepatitis B1


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Dosage Forms
SolutionParenteral100.00 UI
LiquidIntramuscular1.5 unit / mL
Injection, solution
Injection, solutionIntravenous
Injection, solutionIntravenous2000 iu/10ml
InjectionIntramuscular; Intravenous312 [iU]/1mL
Injection, solutionIntramuscular; Intravenous312 [iU]/1mL
Injection, solutionIntramuscular; Intravenous50 mg/1mL
SolutionIntramuscular; Intravenous312 [iU]/1mL
SolutionIntramuscular; Intravenous312 unit / mL
Injection, solutionIntramuscular; Intravenous1560 iu/5ml
Injection, solutionIntramuscular; Intravenous312 iu/1ml
InjectionIntravenous50 iu/nl
SolutionIntravenous50 iu/ml
Solution, concentrateIntravenous50 IU
Injection200 IU/ml
InjectionIntravenous1000 iu/5ml
InjectionIntravenous200 iu/1ml
Injection, solutionIntravenous100 IU/mL
Injection, solutionIntramuscular
InjectionIntramuscular220 [iU]/1mL
SolutionIntramuscular110 unit / 0.5 mL
Injection, solutionIntramuscular220 IU/ml
SolutionIntramuscular220 unit / mL
InjectionIntramuscular16.5 %
Injection, solutionIntramuscular1000 UI/5ML
Injection, solutionIntramuscular600 UI/3ML
InjectionIntramuscular200 iu/ml
Injection, solutionIntramuscular200 IU/ml
Injection, solutionIntramuscular312 IU/ml
Injection, solutionIntramuscular180 U.I./1ML
Injection, solutionIntramuscular540 U.I./3ML
SolutionIntramuscular1000 IU
SolutionIntramuscular180 IU
Injection, powder, lyophilized, for solutionIntravenous5000 iu/100ml
Injection, solutionIntramuscular1000 UI/3ML
Injection, solutionIntramuscular180 UI/1ML
Injection, solutionIntramuscular540 UI/3ML
Injection, solutionIntravenous50 UI/ML
Powder, for solutionIntravenous50 UI/ML
InjectionIntramuscular1560 [iU]/5mL
InjectionIntramuscular312 [iU]/1mL
LiquidIntramuscular1560 [iU]/5mL
LiquidIntramuscular312 [iU]/1mL
Injection, solutionParenteral50 IU/mL
Injection, solutionIntravenous250 I.U./ml
Injection, solutionIntravenous1,000 I.U./4 ml
Injection, solutionIntravenous600 I.U./2.4 ml
Powder, for solutionIntravenous2500 UI/50ML
Powder, for solutionIntravenous500 U.I./10ML
Injection, powder, for solutionParenteral
Injection, solutionSubcutaneous500 IU
Injection, solutionSubcutaneous500 UI
InjectionSubcutaneous500 iu/ml
Injection, solutionIntravenous250 IU/ml
Solution400 IU/2ml
Injection, solution200 IU/ml
Injection2500 IU
Injection500 IU
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Experimental Properties
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Drug created at November 18, 2007 18:23 / Updated at April 21, 2024 05:26