Table of Contents > Drug > Rho(D) Immune Globulin Print

Rho(D) Immune Globulin

Image

Notes
Related terms
Uses
Dosing
Safety
Author information

Notes

    Related terms
    • Brand Names: U.S.: HyperRHOT S/D Full Dose;HyperRHOT S/D Mini-Dose;MICRhoGAM® UF Plus;RhoGAM® UF Plus;Rhophylac®;WinRho® SDF
    • Brand Names: Canada: WinRho® SDF

    Uses
    • It is used to stop Rh hemolytic disease.
    • It is used to treat idiopathic thrombocytic purpura (ITP).
    • Rho(D) immune globulin stops antibodies from forming that could harm your next baby.
    • It raises platelet count.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.
    • It is given as a shot into a vein over a period of time.

    Storage

    • This drug will be given to you in a hospital or doctor's office. You will not store it at home.

    Safety



    Warnings

    • Patients with idiopathic thrombocytic purpura (ITP) may have a very bad red blood cell reaction. Call your doctor if you have dark urine, back pain, fever, chills, or shaking.

    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to Rho(D) immune globulin or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
    • If you have anemia.
    • If you have IgA deficiency.

    Precautions

    • If you have heart disease, talk with your doctor.
    • If you have kidney disease, talk with your doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Do not get any vaccines for 3 months after getting immune globulin without talking with your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Headache.
    • Fever and chills.
    • Irritation where the shot is given.
    • Allergic side effects may rarely happen.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Very bad back pain.
    • Very bad swelling.
    • Change in color of urine.
    • Any rash.
    • Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
    • Copyright © 1978-2013 Lexi-Comp Inc. All rights reserved.

    Copyright © 2011 Natural Standard (www.naturalstandard.com)


    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

    Search Site