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Drug information on Gamma IV (Immune Globulin Intravenous) from Bharat Serums And Vaccines Limited

Gamma IV

Bharat Serums And Vaccines Limited
Generic : Immune Globulin Intravenous

Drug Name : Immune Globulin Intravenous

Immune Globulin Intravenous(Carimune NF) generic Gamma IV is a blood product administered intravenously, prescribed for primary immunodeficiency. GIV boosts the body's natural response in patients with compromised immune systems.
More Info about Immune Globulin Intravenous

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Gamma IV may be prescribed

Side effects of Gamma IV

   Heart : High or low blood pressure, heart arrest and blood clotting events.

   Central Nervous System : Weakness, dizziness, fatigue, headache, sleeplessness, coma, loss of consciousness, seizures and tremor.

   Skin : Skin inflammation, redness, increased sweating, flushing, blisters, itching, bruising, rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and hives.

   Eye and ENT : Ear pain, nosebleed, nose congestion, cold, runny nose and sore throat.

   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, stomach discomfort and vomiting.

   Genitourinary : Acute kidney failure and acute tubular necrosis.

   Blood : Anemia and decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Liver : Liver dysfunction.

   Metabolic : Increased BUN.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain, joint pain, back pain, leg cramps, limb pain, neck pain and rigors.

   Respiratory : Acute respiratory distress syndrome, shortness of breath, asthma, lung inflammation, bluish, difficulty in breathing, increased cough, lung swelling, sinus inflammation, upper respiratory tract infection and wheezing.

   Miscellaneous : Accidental injury, chills, fever, pain, pain in extremities and tightness in chest.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adults and Children- IV- 400 mg/kg every 3 to 4 week.

How to use Gamma IV?

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

When is Gamma IV not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Gamma IV

Caution should be exercised in patients who received vaccination for measles, mumps, or rubella in the last 3 months, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor patients for clinical signs and symptoms of hemolysis regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Gamma IV

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Gamma IV

Store this medication as directed by your physician.

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