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Anti Rh D Immunoglobulin

INFORMATION

Uses

Anti Rh D Immunoglobulin is used in the treatment of infections.

How it 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.

Common side effects

Fever, Headache, Injection site tenderness, Injection site pain, Feeling of discomfort

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Expert advice

  • Take measles, mumps, and chicken pox vaccination at least 3 weeks before or not until 3 months after.
  • You may experience allergic reactions which may be minor like itching, skin rash, transient fall in blood pressure or severe like chest pain, wheezing, breathlessness etc.
  • Patients who are allergic to anti Rh D immunoglobulin or any of its ingredients should not take Anti Rh D Immunoglobulin.
  • Rhesus-positive patients and in patient in whom spleen is removed Anti Rh D Immunoglobulin.
 


Content on this page was last updated on 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)