a passive immunizing agent. Also called Rh immune globulin.
indications It is prescribed to prevent Rh sensitization after abortion, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or normal birth to an Rh-negative mother of an Rh-positive infant or fetus.
contraindications It is not given to an RhO(D)-positive patient or to the infant or those previously sensitized to Rh.
adverse effects The most serious adverse effect is anaphylaxis.