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Immunohbs (hepatitis B immune globulin) is made from Human (Immunohbs) plasma containing proteins that protect against the type B form of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).
Immunohbs is used to prevent hepatitis B in people receiving a liver transplant, and in babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B. It is also used to prevent hepatitis B in people who have been exposed to hepatitis B through contaminated blood products, sexual contact with an infected person, or living in a home with an infected person.
Immunohbs is not a vaccine. Therefore it will not provide long-term protection from hepatitis B. For long-term protection you must receive a hepatitis B vaccine such as Engerix-B, Recombivax HB, or Twinrix.
Hepatitis B immune globulin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.