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Rho(D) Immune Globulin (Rhogam)

Also known as Partobulin, Rhogam, Micrhogam, Bayrho-D, Winrho Sdf, Rhophylac, and Hyperrho

Rho(D) Immune Globulin is a medicine given by intramuscular injection that is used to prevent the immunological condition known as Rhesus disease (or hemolytic disease of newborn). The medicine is a solution of IgG anti-D (anti-RhD) antibodies that suppresses the mother's immune system from attacking Rh-positive blood cells which have entered the maternal blood stream from fetal circulation. In a Rhesus negative mother Rho(D) Immune Globulin can prevent temporary sensitization of the maternal immune system to Rh D antigens, which can cause rhesus disease in the current or in subsequent pregnancies. With the widespread use of Rho(D) Immune Globulin, Rh disease of the fetus and newborn has almost disappeared. The risk that a D-negative mother can be alloimmunized by a D-positive fetus can be reduced from approximately 16% to less than 0.1% by the appropriate administration of RhIG.,,

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Estimated Total Cost: $165.67 for an average of 7 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed rho(d) immune globulin to treat pregnancy, spotting or bleeding during pregnancy, threatened pregnancy, and pain during pregnancy.

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