Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of Rho(D) immune globulin in children. It is not recommended for an infant with Rh-positive blood whose mother is Rh-negative.
Although appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects of Rho(D) immune globulin have not been performed in the geriatric population, geriatric-specific problems are not expected to limit the usefulness of Rho(D) immune globulin in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related heart, kidney, or liver problems, and might have conditions that require an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving Rho(D) immune globulin.
Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical Problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Anemia, severe or
Blood clotting problems, history of or
Breathing problems, severe or
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (blood clotting problem) or
Kidney problems or
Pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), history of—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), history of or
Heart or blood vessel problems or
Hyperviscosity (thick blood), history of or
Stroke—Use with caution. May cause side effects to become worse.
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (bleeding problem) or
Hemolysis, active (red blood cells are being destroyed) or
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency with antibodies against IgA—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
Diabetes—The liquid form of WinRho® contains maltose. Some glucose testing systems will not work properly if maltose is in the blood. Discuss this with your doctor.