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Anti-d immunoglobulin
Essential medicine status
General description
Anti-D immunoglobulin also known as Rh0 (D) immunoglobulin is a human immunoglobulin used to prevent a RhD negative mother from forming antibodies to fetal rhesus-positive cells which may pass into the maternal circulation, with the aim of protecting any subsequent child against haemolytic disease of the newborn. It is also given following transfusion of Rh0 (D) incompatible blood.
Medicine type
Biological agent
EML status history
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Human immunoglobulins
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 250 µg in single-dose vial
  • Parenteral > General injections > IM: 250 µg in single-dose vial