Which medications in the drug class Immunoglobulins are used in the treatment of Measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Immunoglobulins

Human Ig prevents or modifies measles in susceptible individuals if administered within 6 days of exposure.

Immune globulin IM (IGIM) GamaSTAN, Gammaked, Hizentra, Gamunex-C)

Immune globulin IM (IGIM) is a transient source of IgG. It is indicated for all susceptible contacts of patients with measles who reside in the same household who are pregnant, immunocompromised, or aged 6-12 months; it is also indicated for infants younger than 6 months who were born to mothers without measles immunity and also all children and adolescents with HIV infection who are exposed to measles, regardless of measles immunization status, unless they have received IV Ig (400 mg/kg as part of routine immunoprophylaxis) within 3 weeks of exposure.


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