Amniocentesis Medication

Updated: Dec 28, 2015
  • Author: Pedro Roca, MD, MPH, FACOG; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and prevent complications.

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Immune Globulins

Class Summary

These agents are used when the patient is Rh negative and nonsensitized.

Rho(D) Immune Globulin (RhoGam UF Plus, Rhophylac, HyperRHO, WinRho SDF)

This agent suppresses the immune response and antibody formation to Rho(D) positive red blood cells by Rho(D) negative individuals, thereby preventing isoimmunization. The patient will require 300 micrograms of Rhogam to prevent the generation of anti-D antibodies.

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