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Rh0 [D] Immune Globulin injection
What is this medicine?
RhO [D] IMMUNE GLOBULIN (i MYOON GLOB yoo lin) is used to treat idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). This medicine is used in RhO negative mothers who are pregnant with a RhO positive child. It is also used after a transfusion of RhO positive blood into a RhO negative person.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for injection into a muscle or into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
chest pain or tightness
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
What if I miss a dose?
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
low levels of immunoglobulin A in the body
an unusual or allergic reaction to human immune globulin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
This medicine is made from human blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.
This medicine may interfere with live virus vaccines. Before you get live virus vaccines tell your health care professional if you have received this medicine within the past 3 months.