What are the recommended dosages for varicella zoster immune globulin (VariZIG by Cangene)?

Updated: Jul 12, 2021
  • Author: Richard Lichenstein, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas E Herchline, MD  more...
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Recommended dose is 125 IU/10 kg body weight, as follows:

  • < 2 kg: 62.5 IU I

  • 2.1-10 kg: 125 IU IM

  • 10.1-20 kg: 250 IU IM

  • 20.1-30 kg: 375 IU IM

  • 30.1-40 kg: 500 IU IM

  • Children >40 kg and adults: 625 IU IM


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