Given to a pregnant woman whose blood type is Rho(D) negative to keep the baby's blood from interacting with the mother's. Also treats a blood cell disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
An intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-us) or IV injection is given through a tube put in one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist, hand, or sometimes in your chest.
An intramuscular (in-tra-MUS-kyoo-ler) or IM injection is a shot given in the muscle of your upper arm or thigh.
A nurse or other caregiver trained to give injections will give your treatment.
If a dose is missed:
It is very important that you receive this medicine on a schedule if you are using the medicine during pregnancy. If you are unable to keep an appointment for your injection, call your doctor or caregiver for instructions.