Immune Globulin (By injection)
Treats problems with your immune system. Helps prevent infections or makes the infection less severe. Treats disorders that involve the muscle and nervous systems. Also used to improve muscle strength and disability in certain patients.
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Uses of This Medicine
Immune globulin injection is used to prevent or treat diseases that occur when your body has a weak immune system. Immune globulin contains antibodies that make your immune system stronger. It is used for patients who have primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura, or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). It is also used to improve muscle strength and disability in patients with multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). Immune globulin injection belongs to a group of medicines known as immunizing agents.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the supervision of your doctor.
Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, immune globulin is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:
Chronic parvovirus B19 infection (treatment).
Guillain-Barré syndrome (treatment).
Hyperimmunoglobulinemia E syndrome (treatment).
Infections in low birth weight preterm high-risk neonates (prevention and treatment).
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (treatment).
Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (treatment).
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
If you will give this medicine to yourself at home, your health caregiver will show you how to use the medicine and where to give yourself the injections. Make sure you understand all instructions.
Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
Allow this medicine to reach room temperature before using it.
Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Missed dose: Call your doctor, pharmacist, or home health caregiver for instructions.
Storage instructions: If you store this medicine at home, ask your pharmacist or health caregiver how to store it. Some brands should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Other brands must be stored in the refrigerator.
Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to human immune globulin, or if you have fructose or sucrose intolerance, or an immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency with antibodies against IgA and a history of hypersensitivity.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney problems, anemia or blood clotting problems, diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, a history of heart attack or stroke, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), or protein problems such as paraproteinemia or hyperproteinemia. Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to corn or latex, you had a recent infection, or you have other problems with your immune system.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Serious kidney problems Blood clots in your heart, lungs, or brain Hemolysis (bleeding) or hemolytic anemia Aseptic meningitis syndrome (AMS) Serious lung problems Low sodium or high protein levels in your blood
This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted viruses, although the risk is low. Human donors and donated blood are both tested for viruses to keep the transmission risk low. Talk with your doctor about this risk if you are concerned.
Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Blue lips or fingernails, trouble breathing
Change in how much or how often you urinate
Confusion, weakness, muscle twitching
Dark, red, or brown urine
Fast, slow, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
Fever higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 degrees Celsius)
Rapid weight gain, swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
Severe back, stomach, chest, or side pain
Sudden or severe headache, problems with vision, speech, or walking
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
Yellow skin or eyes
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Diarrhea, stomach pain or upset
Mild headache or back, joint, or muscle pain
Pain, itching, burning, redness, swelling, warmth, or a lump under your skin where the shot is given
Stuffy or runny nose
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Baygam, Bivigam, Carimune, Carimune NF, Flebogamma 10% DIF, Flebogamma 5%, Flebogamma 5% DIF, GamaSTAN S/D, Gamimune N, Gammagard, Gammagard Liquid, Gammagard S/D, Gammagard S/D (IgA