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Rhogam 300mcg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Rhogam 300mcg Injection is indicated to prevent antibodies from forming after a person with Rh-negative blood receives a transfusion with Rh-positive blood, or during pregnancy when a mother has Rh-negative blood and the baby is Rh-positive.


Rhogam 300mcg Injection is given for Rh prophylaxis in pregnancy related complications. It is also approved for Incompatible transfusions in Rh-negative individuals transfused with blood components containing Rh-positive red blood cells (RBCs). It is approved for immune thrombocytopenic purpura condition with decreased number of circulating platelets leading to easy bruising.Your doctor or nurse will give you this injection. Kindly do not self administer. The injection is given into a muscle; normally it is given in the upper arm. You will routinely be offered an anti-D injection routinely at 28 weeks of pregnancy and within 72 hours of birth, if your baby is Rh D positive.

This medicine may sometimes cause side effects like fever, headache, feeling of discomfort, and injection site tenderness or pain. If you get any of these, or other reactions, or just feel unwell, you should tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with blood clotting and if you have recently had, or plan to have, a vaccination.

Uses of Rhogam Injection

Side effects of Rhogam Injection

Common
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Injection site tenderness
  • Injection site pain
  • Feeling of discomfort

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Injection site tenderness and Injection site pain
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Rhogam Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Rhogam Injection works

Anti-Rh D immunoglobulin belongs to class of drugs called immunoglobulin. It removes or nullifies any fetal rhesus-D positive red blood cells that enter the rhesus-D negative maternal blood stream during childbirth, abortion, or any accident or intervention during pregnancy which might lead to bleeding across the placenta.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rhogam 300mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rhogam 300mcg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rhogam 300mcg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Rhogam 300mcg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Rhogam 300mcg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Rhogam 300mcg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Rhogam Injection?

If you miss a dose of Rhogam 300mcg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • It is injected into a muscle or directly into a vein under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Take measles, mumps, and chickenpox vaccination at least 3 weeks before or not until 3 months after.
  • Inform your doctor if experience allergic reactions like itching, skin rash, transient fall in blood pressure or severe like chest pain, wheezing, and trouble breathing.
     

Patient Concerns

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My wife is pregnant but my consulting gynaecologist is injecting Ovigyn 5000. Can I know whats the benefit of this injection. As she is already pregnant
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
These infections help in stabilising an early pregnancy and avoids chances of miscarriage.
Wart infections kindly suggest
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Please send pictures of the eruptions
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References
  1. Medscape. Rho(D) immune globulin (Rx). [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Rho (D) Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human). Bern, Switzerland: CSL Behring AG; 2004 [revised Mar. 2008]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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