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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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Rho Immune Globulin (Definition)

RHO immune globulin is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Why two doses of tetanus toxoid given during pregnancy?

Why  two doses of tetanus toxoid given during pregnancy?

Ensure immunity: Pregnancy can blunt the immune system; cdc recommends actually three doses of tetanus toxoid for pregnant women not previously immunized, two during pregnancy and one 6-12 months after, to ensure both maternal and neonatal tetanus immunity. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6041a4.htm. ...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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Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered. How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered.  How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

That means 80mg/dose: A normal baby can take 6.8 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) per pound of body weight, in one dose. That means 6.8 mg x 26 pounds = 176.8 mg (but round down to 160 mg for simplicity). Tylenol (acetaminophen) is typically used for just 1-3 days. The baby's doctor may have recommended a smaller dose for some reason, as he knows the baby's details. ...Read more

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TSH 26 (0.35 -5.5) current dosage of thyronorm 100mcg what should be the new dosage?

TSH 26 (0.35 -5.5) current dosage of thyronorm 100mcg what should be the new dosage?

Hypothyroid. : The new dose would need to be guided by your blood testing, and is not completely predictable. Barring any contraindication to such, I'd probably go up to 125-150 mcg and test blood in three weeks. Dose can be adjusted and blood can be checked every three weeks until the proper dose is realized. Always better to go slower than quicker in this regard. ...Read more

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Is doubling dose of amoxicillin to child dangerous?

Is doubling dose of amoxicillin to child dangerous?

Not necessarily: It is unlikely to hurt the child but may increase risk of sme side effects like diarrhea. Some infections require rather large doses while others do not. ...Read more

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Wat dosage of cytotec (misoprostol) to give to terminate 4week 5 days pregnancy if beta hCG levels going low?

Wat dosage of cytotec (misoprostol) to give to terminate 4week 5 days pregnancy if beta hCG levels going low?

May not need: If beta HCG is dropping you likely are already having a miscarriage. Most physicians aren't recommending using Cytotec (misoprostol) alone to terminate a pregnancy. Most mds will provide Mifepristone combined with cytotec (misoprostol). I realize that some women will obtain Cytotec (misoprostol) in mexico or on-line and use at home without a doctor. This isn't safe. See a md if you need assistance with terminating a pregnancy. ...Read more

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For11 lb infant, infant tylenol (acetaminophen) (concentration 160 mg/5ml) dose, is the correct dose 60 mg which is 1.8 ml ?

For11 lb infant,  infant tylenol (acetaminophen) (concentration 160 mg/5ml) dose, is the correct dose 60 mg which is 1.8 ml ?

That is ok: 60mg is fine for that weight, but it's easier to use 2.0ml (64mg). An 11lb baby can take 75mg per dose, but parents should not use tylenol (acetaminophen) on a young baby unless the doctor already knows about the symptoms and has agreed that tylenol (acetaminophen) should be used. ...Read more

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Dose omeprazole cause abortion ?

Dose omeprazole cause abortion ?

No: Omeprazole, or prilosec, is not associated with spontaneous miscarriage. ...Read more

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What is the maximum methadone dose given?

What is the maximum methadone dose given?

Titrated: It is titrated to effect, there is no maximum when used very carefully and. ...Read more

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How long after receiving adult dose(0.5 ml) MMR vaccine do antibodies form?

How long after receiving adult dose(0.5 ml) MMR vaccine do antibodies form?

2-4 weeks: Generally about 2-4 weeks, with some variability between people. Most people should have evidence of MMR antibodies by one month after vaccination. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who gave the prescription. The 500 is the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) in the tablet. The total daily dose should not be more than 3000mg or 6 tablets. The maximum dose may be less in some people due to liver or kidney problems. Please ask the doctor who gave the medications. Taking too much can result in liver problems, addiction, or drug dependence. ...Read more

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Can i take 25mcg thyroxine dose with 12.5 mcg for 37.5mcg dose achivement or 37.5mcg dose are available. please answer?

Can i take 25mcg thyroxine dose with 12.5 mcg for 37.5mcg dose achivement or 37.5mcg dose are available.
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Choices: There are no 37.5 pill but the easiest to do is take half of the 75 mcg pill to get 37.5. ...Read more

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Pregnant and taking 80 ml of lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Pregnant and taking 80 ml of lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Can be appropriate: If the dose described is Lovenox (enoxaparin) 40 mg injectedd twice a day, this can be an appropriate dose during pregnancy depending on the patient. Your question can be best answered by your OB clinician. ...Read more

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My RA doc recommended stopping my wkly sunday dose of 20 mg methotrexate, getting my shingles vaccine monday, resume next sun dose. Is 20 a low dose?

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My RA doc recommended stopping my wkly sunday dose of 20 mg methotrexate, getting my shingles vaccine monday, resume next sun dose.  Is 20 a low dose?

Individual : The dosage is vary and will be different for different patients. Do not adjust the dose by yourself. Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. If concern, is always good to ask your physician. ...Read more

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What could happen if i had a higher dose of rhogam than needed? Would it have a bad effect on my baby?

What could happen if i had a higher dose of rhogam than needed? Would it have a bad effect on my baby?

It would have to be: ...Many times more than recommended. In a rh-sensitized individual, practically the entire blood supply is diluted rhogam, hundreds to thousands times more antibody than you could reasonably get from a Rhogam injection. ...Read more

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What is rhogam?

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What is rhogam?

Blood product: It is a blood product which has rh antibodies. It is given to rh neg person if they are exposed to rh antigen to neutralize it. ...Read more

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What's rhogam and who needs to get it?

RhoGam: Rhogam is antibody to the rh antigen d. It is given to rh - women to protect them from making anti-d antibody that could be passed to their next fetus and cause anemia. ...Read more

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Got rhogam injection today. Is it normal for the injection area to hurt? And how long for?

Got  rhogam injection today. Is it normal for the injection area to hurt?  And how long for?

Yes: Any injection site can be sore temporarily. If it persists for more than 24 hours or develops a bruise, get checked. ...Read more

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Rh- I am almost 29w and haven't gotten rhogam yet I am waiting on my insurance to approve it. Will my baby be ok if I have to get it a little later?

Yes: Rhogam is given to prevent problems in your subsequent pregnancies. Getting it (or not getting it) in this pregnancy will have no effect on this pregnancy. It should be given in every pregnancy around 28 weeks but if you are a few weeks late, the odds of there being a problem in a subsequent pregnancy are quite low. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the rhogam shot?

What is the rhogam shot?

Rh factor protection: Rhogam is an injection given any time there is mixing of fetal blood and maternal blood. This can happen during pregnancy but most often occurs at delivery. If a mother is rh negative, and her baby is rh positive, it will trigger an immune response in the mother that could potentially attack the next rh positive baby. Rhogam prevents this immune response and keeps subsequent pregnancies safe. ...Read more

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Rhogam shot, what is this for?

Rh incompatibility: RhoGAM (Rho Immune Globulin) is given to women who are Rh-negative who are pregnant or for blood transfusion. Rh incompatibility can be addressed with RhoGam. ...Read more

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How much rhogam is given after delivery?

Depends: In most hospitals they will test the mom's and baby's blood to determine how much you need (if any). You only need Rhogam if you are rh negative and baby is rh positive. So if baby is negative, you don't need any. On the other hand, if there was a large amount of transfer of fetal cells to mom from baby, you may need more than one dose of rhogam. ...Read more

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How much rhogam should I get if miscarrying?

How much rhogam should I get if miscarrying?

Depends: Standard dose in usa it s 300 mcg. In early pregnancy exceeds the needs , but this is the protocol. ...Read more

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Can rhogam shoot have side effects for a woman?

No: Rhogam is one of the few interventions that has been an unmixed blessing to humankind, apart from some soreness at the injection site. Countless unborn children's lives have been saved. Real-science is cutthroat -- research careers are based on real discoveries, and if the pop claims that it causes autism had any basis, we'd have found out by now. ...Read more

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If i don't get the rhogam shot what will happen?

Risk for future baby: Rhogam is supposed to prevent you from developing anti d antibodies that could cause serious problems for future babies/fetuses. Those problems include: anemia, jaundice, hydrops fetalis, death. This risk is greater if we know for sure that product of current pregnancy had blood type rh positive and there was significant transfer of fetal blood into your body. You should discuss it with your doc. ...Read more

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Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Sure, if needed.: Several not uncommon scenarios would merit Rhogam administration at least twice in the same pregnancy: e.g. After amniocentesis and at 28 weeks/postpartum, after fall/trauma and at 28 weeks/postpartum. ...Read more

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How much thimerosal is in the Rhogam shot?

No mercury in Rhogam: April 16, 2001, the FDA approved production of RhoGAM without thimerosal and the company agreed to distribute only product without the preservative. ( source: FDA.gov) ...Read more

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Didnt get rhogam until 32 weeks will my baby be ok?

Didnt get rhogam until 32 weeks will my baby be ok?

Likely: Your doc can and likely does test to see if you are developing any antibodies that would affect the baby.Bring this up at a visit and they can provide you that information. While this is usually given earlier, this does not mean you (and baby) have not benefitted from the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the price for a rhogam shot in atlanta ga ?

Ask your pharmacist.: It is an expensive injection and it is probably best if you can ask your local pharmacist to get some pricing for you...It should be covered by your insurrance, though. Good luck. ...Read more

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When is the latest I can get rhogam shot? I received one when I miscarried does that protect this baby too?

No it doesn't: Rhogam should be given to Rh negative ladies within 72 hours of any obstetric complication or fetomaternal hemorrhage risk, e.g. abortion, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, CVS, amniocentesis. Prophylactic at 28 weeks pregnancy, and within 72 hours of delivery. One shot doesn't provide long lasting immunity, this is kind of passive not active immunization, as there is no microbe to immunize against ...Read more

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Im o- and had my last rhogam shoot in february, we have lost two babys in six months. what should i do when i get pregnant agian?

When you're ready: First of all, I'm sorry for your loss. The RhoGAM shot has nothing to do with when you should try again. You need to give your body some time to heal. I usually recommend that you have at least two normal periods before you try again. You need to talk to your Gyn about being evaluated for recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more