immune globulin - intravenous, Gamimune N, Gammagard, Gammar,
GENERIC NAME: IMMUNE GLOBULIN - INTRAVENOUS (ih-MYOON GLOB-you-lin)
BRAND NAME(S): Gamimune N, Gammagard, Gammar, Iveegam, Polygam, Sandoglobulin
WARNING: This medication may cause serious (rarely fatal) kidney problems. The risk is higher in those who have kidney problems, diabetes, a serious blood infection (sepsis), a certain blood problem (paraproteinemia), or a severe loss of body fluids (dehydration), as well as in those who are older than 65 years or are taking other drugs that may harm the kidneys (e.g., gentamicin). Receiving this medication more slowly or using a less concentrated form of this drug may decrease the risk. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice shortness of breath, sudden weight gain, swelling of the hands/ankles/feet, a change in the amount/color of urine, or foamy/frothy urine.
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