(GAM-ma I-mune GLOB-u-lin)
Immune globulin (Gammagard®, Gammagard S/D®, Gamunex®, Vivaglobin®) is used to supply immune system cells (also known as antibodies) to the patient, in order to lessen or prevent infections. It is used in a number of different disorders including immunodeficiency syndromes, agammaglobulinemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenia (ITP) and B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). If you are not sure why your child is receiving gamma immune globulin ask your child's doctor. It is given through your child's vein over a period of time as an infusion.