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Rhogam

Rhogam Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

RhoGAM (rhod immune globulin human) is used to prevent an immune response to Rh positive blood in people with an Rh negative blood type. RhoGAM may also be used in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). RhoGAM is a sterilized solution made from human blood. Rh is a substance that most people have in their blood (Rh positive) but some people don't (Rh negative). An Rh negative person can be exposed to Rh positive blood through a mismatched blood transfusion or during pregnancy when the baby has the opposite blood type. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include discomfort at the site of injection, light fever or an allergic reaction to tiny amounts of proteins in the injection.

A single 300 mcg dose RhoGAM is usual for the indications associated with pregnancy. There may be other drugs that can interact with RhoGAM. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. RhoGAM is used during and after pregnancy. This medication is not known to be harmful to a baby during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.

Our RhoGAM (rhod immune globulin human) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

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Rhogam in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: rash or hives; feeling light-headed, chest tightness, difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever, chills, shaking, back pain, dark colored urine;
  • rapid breathing, feeling short of breath.
  • urinating less than usual or not at all, swelling, rapid weight gain; or
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, feeling light-headed.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • joint or muscle pain;
  • headache, dizziness;
  • feeling weak or tired;
  • mild itching or skin rash;
  • nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain; or
  • pain or tenderness where the medicine was injected.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Rhogam (Rho(D) Immune Globulin (Human)) »

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Rhogam FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse events (AE) after administration of RhoGAM (rho(d) immune globulin (human)) Ultra-Filtered and MICRhoGAM (rho(d) immune globulin (human)) Ultra-Filtered are reported infrequently.

The most frequently reported AEs are anti-D formation and skin reactions, such as swelling, induration, redness and mild pain at the site of injection. Systemic allergic reactions to RhoGAM (rho(d) immune globulin (human)) or MICRhoGAM (rho(d) immune globulin (human)) are extremely rare. There have been no reported fatalities due to anaphylaxis or any other cause related to RhoGAM (rho(d) immune globulin (human)) or MICRhoGAM (rho(d) immune globulin (human)) administration.

As with any Rho(D) Immune Globulin (Human), administration to patients who have received Rh-positive red blood cells may result in signs and symptoms of a hemolytic reaction, including fever, back pain, nausea and vomiting, hypo- or hypertension, hemoglobinuria/emia, elevated bilirubin and creatinine and decreased haptoglobin.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Rhogam (Rho(D) Immune Globulin (Human)) »

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