Generic Name : Immune Globulin Subcutaneous Pronunciation : i-MUNE GLOB-ue-lin Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents ICD Code : Y59.3
International- Vivaglobin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an immune globulin, prescribed for primary immune deficiency (PID). When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with severe allergic reaction to blood products, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended weekly dose is 100-to 200-mg/kg body weight administered subcutaneously. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems, diabetes, dehydration, low blood volume, blood infection, abnormal proteins in the blood, or asthma, blood vessel problems, stroke, heart attack, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid live vaccination during the treatment period. Side Effects :
Headache, gastrointestinal disorder, fever, nausea, sore throat, rash, allergic reaction, pain, diarrhea, Increased cough.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store in the refrigerator at 2 - 8°C.
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