- What is GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10%?
GAMMAGARD LIQUID is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for adult patients with Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN).1,2
- How is GAMMAGARD LIQUID administered?
GAMMAGARD LIQUID is administered into a vein, also called intravenously (IV). Most often, IVIG infusions are given every 2 to 4 weeks for MMN. Infusion time will vary depending on infusion rate, dose administered, and patient tolerability. GAMMAGARD LIQUID infusions can be administered at a hospital, physician office, infusion center, or at home by a healthcare professional.1
- What are the risks associated with infusions of GAMMAGARD LIQUID?
GAMMAGARD LIQUID can cause the following serious reactions:
- Severe allergic reactions causing difficulty in breathing or skin rashes
- Decreased kidney function or kidney failure
- Blood clots in the heart, brain, lungs or elsewhere in the body
- Severe headache, drowsiness, fever, painful eye movements, or nausea and vomiting
- Dark colored urine, swelling, fatigue, or difficulty breathing
If any of the following problems occur after starting treatment with GAMMAGARD LIQUID, stop the infusion immediately and contact your healthcare provider or call emergency services.
These could be signs of a serious problem.
- Hives, swelling in the mouth or throat, itching, trouble breathing, wheezing, fainting or dizziness. These could be signs of a serious allergic reaction.
- Bad headache with nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, fever, and sensitivity to light. These could be signs of irritation and swelling of the lining around your brain.
- Reduced urination, sudden weight gain, or swelling in your legs. These could be signs of a kidney problem.
- Pain, swelling, warmth, redness, or a lump in your legs or arms. These could be signs of a blood clot.
- Brown or red urine, fast heart rate, yellow skin or eyes. These could be signs of a liver or blood problem.
- Chest pain or trouble breathing, or blue lips or extremities. These could be signs of a serious heart or lung problem.
- Fever over 100°F. This could be a sign of an infection.
These are not all the possible side effects. Talk to your HCP about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
- Who should not use GAMMAGARD LIQUID and what should I avoid while taking GAMMAGARD LIQUID?
Do not use GAMMAGARD LIQUID if you have had a severe allergic reaction to immune globulin or other blood products, or have a condition called selective (or severe) immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency.
Before you get any vaccines, tell your healthcare provider (HCP) that you take GAMMAGARD LIQUID. GAMMAGARD LIQUID can make vaccines (like measles/mumps/rubella or chickenpox vaccines) not work as well for you. Also, tell your HCP if you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, or if you are nursing.
- GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10% [Prescribing Information]. Westlake Village, CA: Baxalta US Inc.
- The Marketing Research Bureau. The Plasma Proteins Market in the United States 2015. Orange, CT: Marketing Research Bureau, Inc; 2016.