immune globulin - intramuscular, Baygam, Gamastan, Gammar
GENERIC NAME: IMMUNE GLOBULIN - INTRAMUSCULAR (ih-MYOON GLOB-you-lin)
BRAND NAME(S): Baygam, Gamastan, Gammar
USES: This medication is used to provide protection (antibodies) against certain virus infections (hepatitis A, measles, chickenpox, rubella) in people who have not been vaccinated or have not had the infection before. It is also used to strengthen the body's natural defense system (immune system) to lower the risk of infection in persons with a certain immune system problem (immunoglobulin deficiency). This medication is made from healthy human blood that has high levels of certain defensive substances (antibodies), which help fight infections. Routine vaccination is usually the best way to protect against infection. Talk with your doctor about a recommended vaccination schedule.
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