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Immune globulin bovine (By mouth)

Immune Globulin Bovine (i-MUNE GLOB-ue-lin BOE-vine)

This is a medical food used to help manage bowel problems in patients who cannot properly ingest or digest certain nutrients. Also used to help patients manage chronic loose or frequent stools.

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There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medical food is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to immune globulin bovine or to beef.

How to Use This Medicine:


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
  • This medical food must be taken under the supervision of your doctor. To use:
    • Empty packet of powder into a cup or a glass.
    • Add at least 4 oz (120 mL) of water (or other liquid as preferred). Avoid hot liquids.
    • Stir until fully mixed and drink immediately. Do not shake.
    • You may also mix the powder with food such as pudding or yogurt.
  • Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Trouble breathing

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Headache
  • Increase in how much or how often you urinate
  • Nausea, constipation, stomach cramps

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 5/1/2020

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