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Gamma Immune Globulin

(GAM-ma I-mune GLOB-u-lin)

Immune globulin (Gammagard, Gammagard S/D, Gamunex, Vivaglobin) is used to supply antibodies to the patient to lessen or prevent infections.

It is used in a number of 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.

This medication is given through your child's vein over a period of time as an infusion (IV).

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Special Instructions

If Your Child Misses a Dose

Possible Side Effects of Medication

Call Your Child's Doctor If:

Last Updated: 11/2013