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General Information on Rho(D) Immune Globulin

Generic Name : Rho(D) Immune Globulin

Pronunciation : roe D i-MUNE GLOB-ue-lin

Latest prescription information about Rho(D) Immune Globulin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y59.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rho(D) Immune Globulin

International- Rhogam.

Why is Rho(D) Immune Globulin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an immunoglobulin (Ig), prescribed for certain blood problems that may occur during pregnancy and other obstetrical conditions in Rh-negative women, or blood transfusion. It may also be used to treat immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

When should Rho(D) Immune Globulin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who have had an anaphylactic reaction.

What is the dosage of Rho(D) Immune Globulin?

IV- The recommended dose is approximately 50 μg as a single dose.

How should Rho(D) Immune Globulin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rho(D) Immune Globulin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood problems, bleeding problems, IgA deficiency, recent vaccination, heart disease, blood vessel problems, diabetes, dehydration or low blood volume, kidney or liver problems, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Monitor complete blood cell counts, urine test, antibody titers, liver function, and kidney function regularly while taking this medication.

Avoid live vaccination during treatment period.

What are the side effects of Rho(D) Immune Globulin?

Fever, back pain, nausea and vomiting, low- or high blood pressure, hemoglobinuria/emia, elevated bilirubin and creatinine.

What are the other precautions for Rho(D) Immune Globulin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Rho(D) Immune Globulin?

Store at 2 to 8C. Do not store frozen.

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