Human gamma globulin contains antibodies, mainly immunoglobulin G (IgG), to various bacteria and viruses present in the general population such as hepatitis A, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. It has a distribution of IgG subclasses that is very close to that of the normal human plasma. It is therefore, used to provide passive immunisation against such diseases.
Q. What is Immunorel 5% Infusion? What is it used for?
Immunorel 5% Infusion is a solution of liquid human serum, containing the antibodies of healthy adults. This is used to strengthen the body's natural defense system (immune system) to lower the risk of infection in persons with a weakened immune system. Immunorel 5% Infusion is also used to increase the blood count (platelets) in persons with a certain blood disorder (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura-ITP).
Q. What is the difference between Immunorel 5% Infusion and immunoglobulin?
Immunorel 5% Infusion is a blood protein produced by lymphocytes and plasma cells of the immune system when an immune response is needed. Almost all forms of Immunorel 5% Infusion are known as immunoglobulins, also called antibodies, which are globulins that help with immune responses and immunity.
Q. How is Immunorel 5% Infusion made?
Immunorel 5% Infusion is made from healthy human blood that has a high level of certain defensive substances (antibodies), which help fight infections.
Q. How is Immunorel 5% Infusion administered?
Immunorel 5% Infusion should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. Immunorel 5% Infusion is given as an injection under the skin or slowly into a vein. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Immunorel 5% Infusion.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 7th Jun 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.