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Do immune globulins lower my immune system?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Immune globulins actually augment the immune system, by bringing in a large dose of antibodies to a particular substance. The globulins bind to whatever toxin they are targeted to and help your immune system recognize those toxins as something worth fighting. There are many different immune globulins available, such as vzig (anti-varicella) and hbig (anti hep-b).

Answered Apr 8, 2015


Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Immune globulin (igg) is concentrated antibodies, and helps protect against a variety of infections. It is even safe for infants and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Of course, there could be a rare allergic reaction on a rare occassion. Because IgG is purified from other people's blood plasma, there is also a very, very rare chance that something contagious could be transmitted in the injection.

Answered Jan 12, 2015



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