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Brand Names: GamaSTAN S/D

Generic Name: immune globulin (intramuscular) (IGIM) (Pronunciation: i MUNE GLOB ue lin (IN tra MUS cue lar))

What is IGIM (GamaSTAN S/D)?

Immune globulin for intramuscular administration (IGIM) is a sterilized solution obtained from pooled human blood. It contains the immunoglobulins (or antibodies) to protect against infectious agents that cause various diseases. Antibodies are substances in the blood that fight infections.

IGIM is used to prevent or reduce the severity of infection by hepatitis A, measles, chickenpox (varicella), and rubella. IGIM is also used to prevent or reduce the severity of other infections in individuals with immunoglobulin deficiencies.

IGIM may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What are the possible side effects of IGIM (GamaSTAN S/D)?

IGIM is made from human plasma (part of the blood) and may contain infectious agents (e.g., viruses) that can cause disease. Although IGIM is screened, tested, and treated to reduce the possibility that it carries an infectious agent, it can still potentially transmit disease. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of using IGIM.

Notify your doctor immediately if you experience a rare but serious allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives) to IGIM.

Other less serious side effects may also occur. Upon injection of the medication, some patients experience pain, tenderness, or irritation at the injection site.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about IGIM (GamaSTAN S/D)?

IGIM is made from human plasma (part of the blood) and may contain infectious agents (e.g., viruses) that can cause disease. Although IGIM is screened, tested, and treated to reduce the possibility that it carries an infectious agent, it can still potentially transmit disease. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of using IGIM.



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