Immune globulin is a type of treatment created from human blood plasma. It contains different antibodies that boost the body’s response to disease. Typically, it is given to patients with compromised immune systems who cannot create these antibodies on their own. It can be used to treat several different conditions including:
- Premature babies
- Rh sensitization
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Cancer side effects
The protection that immune globulin therapy offers is only short-term and does not permanently prevent you from contracting any specific disease. Treatment generally lasts between two to four hours every day for two to seven days. Your nurse will administer the immune globulin and monitor for any adverse side effects.