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Generic Name: Rho(D) Immune Globulin (Human) (roe D ih-MYOON GLAH-byoo-lin)Brand Name: Rhophylac

Rhophylac is used for:

Preventing certain blood problems that may occur during pregnancy or blood transfusion. It is also used to treat a certain type of bleeding disorder (immune thrombocytopenia purpura [ITP]) in some patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Rhophylac is an immunoglobulin (Ig), which contains antibodies to the Rho(D) antigen. Exactly how it works is unknown.

Do NOT use Rhophylac if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Rhophylac
  • you have had an allergic reaction to other human immune globulins
  • you have anti-immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Rhophylac :

Some medical conditions may interact with Rhophylac . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have had an allergic reaction to blood or blood products
  • if you have other blood problems (eg, anemia), bleeding problems, or IgA deficiency
  • if you are Rho(D) negative or if your spleen has been removed

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Rhophylac . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • Live vaccines (eg, measles, mumps, and rubella) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Rhophylac

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Rhophylac may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Rhophylac :

Use Rhophylac as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Rhophylac is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Rhophylac at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Rhophylac . Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • Do not use Rhophylac if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of Rhophylac , contact your doctor immediately.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rhophylac .

Important safety information:

  • Rhophylac may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Rhophylac with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Avoid vaccinations with live vaccines (eg, measles, mumps, oral polio) for 3 months after using Rhophylac . Vaccinations may be less effective.
  • Rhophylac is made from human plasma. There is an extremely low risk of developing a viral infection or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) after using Rhophylac . Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
  • Rhophylac may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are using Rhophylac .
  • Lab tests, including blood counts and antibody titers, may be performed while you use Rhophylac . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discus the benefits and risks of using Rhophylac during while you are pregnant. It is not known if Rhophylac is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Rhophylac , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Rhophylac :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Chills; headache; mild fever; mild pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); back pain; blood in the urine; dark urine; decreased urination; fast heartbeat; nausea; severe or persistent fever; shaking chills; shortness of breath; sudden weight gain; swelling; unusual tiredness or weakness; wheezing; vomiting; yellowing of the eyes or skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include dark urine; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellowing of the eyes or skin.

Proper storage of Rhophylac :

Rhophylac is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Rhophylac at home, store Rhophylac as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Rhophylac out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Rhophylac , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Rhophylac is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Rhophylac . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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