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Dr. Robert Bates jr.
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Rho Immune Globulin (Overview)

RHO immune globulin is an antibody based agent which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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What if I received a shot of Rh immune globulin and I am Rh positive?

What if I received a shot of Rh immune globulin and I am Rh positive?

Not a big issue: Rh Immune Globulin is simply an injection of rh antibody. If you are rh+ that means you also have and can make rh antibody. As such there is no effect. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Bates jr.
91 doctors shared insights

Rho Immune Globulin (Overview)

RHO immune globulin is an antibody based agent which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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What happens if I'm Rh negative and my b/fs Rh negative do I still need the micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot?

What happens if I'm Rh negative and my b/fs Rh negative do I still need the micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot?

No: No if you are both Rh- then the baby will be negative as well. If however, you had a child previously with a different partner who was Rh+ and the baby was also Rh+ then you might need one just to be safe. You should discuss this with your OB. ...Read more

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Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot expired in 2009, pregnant again, what to do?

Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot expired in 2009, pregnant again, what to do?

C ur OB: Need to start prenatal care, go to your Obstetrician or or to the health clinic, if you're Rh negative, you will need to have a new shot at 28 weeks and at time of labor, also in case you miscarry, God forbids. Do yourself and your unborn child a favor and start prenatal care early, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) injection during pregnancy, what is this?

Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) injection during pregnancy, what is this?

Antibodies: If some of baby's blood enters the mother's blood stream and the infant is Rh + from the father and the mother is Rh -, then mother will make antibodies against babies blood that cross the placenta and destroy infant's blood causing anemia before birth and jaundice after birth. RhoGam is an antibody the destroys baby's blood in mom's circulation before she can recognize it. It works! ...Read more

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What if I received a shot of Rh immune globulin and I am Rh positive?

Not a big issue: Rh Immune Globulin is simply an injection of rh antibody. If you are rh+ that means you also have and can make rh antibody. As such there is no effect. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: immune globulin?

Immune globulin: The immune globulins are a class of blood proteins elaborated by the immune system to fight infection, and then remember the antigens of the infecting agent to use for future protection from reinfection. ...Read more

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Are immune globulin antibodies a injection?

Yes.: They may be given intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously depending on the dose and usage. ...Read more

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Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that aour body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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Is immune globulin antibodies a injection or iv?

Is immune globulin antibodies a injection or iv?

IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that our body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tetanus shot and tetanus immune globulin?

Active vs passive: A tetanus shot is designed to stimulate protective antibodies that take 2-4 weeks to make and will remain active in the patient for a decade. The immune globulin provides pre-made antibodies the help immediately and last for about a month. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tetanus shot and tetanus immune globulin?

Tetanus immune: globulin is used for treatment of tetanus, whereas a "tetanus shot" generally refers to the vaccine or immunization given preventatively ahead of time to children and adults. The immunoglobulin can also be given to try to prevent tetanus by giving it at the time of a wound with risk for tetanus. The vaccine is also given at that time, if the person does not have an up-to-date vaccine. ...Read more

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GP says may need HepB Immune Globulin for a small nip cut used Blade used at Barber inThailand i'm sure had the 3 shots Heb B 2006 GP lost my record?

Get Hep B antibody: test. You can determine if you had Hep B vaccine by getting your blood tested for antibody to Hep B surface antigen. If you did take the required doses of Hep B vaccine, you would not need Hep B immune globulin. ...Read more

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Whats immune globulin needed for?

Immune deficiency: The most common use for immunoglobulin therapy is immunodeficiency due to lack of protective levels of igg antibodies. ...Read more

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Can immune globulin shot prevent hepatitis a after exposure?

Yes: Both hep a vaccine and Immune Globulin are approved for post exposure prophylaxis. Choice depends upon host factors and availability. ...Read more

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Is it okay not to get a rabies immune globulin after being bitten by a pet?

Is it okay not to get a rabies immune globulin after being bitten by a pet?

It depends: If the animal is immunized against rabies or you know otherwise the animal is almost certainly not infected, it is appropriate to forego the immunizations yourself. Keep the animal under close observation. ...Read more

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If immune globulin is given one week in advance of exposure will it prevent hepatitis a?

If immune globulin is given one week in advance of exposure will it prevent hepatitis a?

Depends on dose: Immunoglobulin preparations are not checked if they have protective level antibodies anti-hepatitis a. Assuming that most blood donors have enough antibodies anti-hepatitis a, the immunoglobulin preparations should also have enough to neutralize a potential infection. However, this is especulation and it is possible that there could be enough viruses to overcome the neutralzing antibodies received. ...Read more

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Can anyone describe their experience with immune globulin shots given to prevent hepatitis a?

Can anyone describe their experience with immune globulin shots given to prevent hepatitis a?

It works: Both Immune Globulin and the hep a vaccine are approved for post exposure prophylaxis, and they work. The choice between the two depends upon availability and a variety of patient factors. ...Read more

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What is immune globulin ig?

Protein, antibody: An immunoglobulin, also called an antibody, is a protein that binds susbtances to eliminate or neutralize them. Most of immunoglobulins are in the blood, but also in the lining of the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. Immunoglobulins are produced with small variations that allow them to bind the millions of different microbes. There are 5 types; igg, igm, iga, IgD and ige. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Dracker
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Immune Globulin (Definition)

The immune globulins are a class of blood proteins elaborated by the immune system to fight infection, and then remember the antigens of the infecting agent to use for ...Read more


Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Immunoglobulins are antibodies produced by b cells. They have a y shaped configuration. They are involved in protecting us ...Read more