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Generic Name
Immune gobulin intravenous, (IGIV; IVIG).
Trade Name
Gammagard S
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • serum, human immunoglobulin mainly G(IgG) for intravenous infusion for hypogammaglobulinemia, immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
  • Severe Rh-immunization and alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Used also in recurrent abortions caused by antiphospholipid antibodies, in neonatal congenital heart block caused by maternal antibodies to Ro (SS-A) and La (SS-B) autoantigens.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • placenta (organ within uterus, which is attached to embryo and walls of uterus)">placental transfer of IgG is dependent on the dose and gestational age and it crosses the placenta in significant amount after 32 weeks gestation.
  • No fetal adverse effects reported.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data available.
  • Other Trade Names
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