Side effects may occur with IVIG treatment, and they are more likely to occur when you are getting treatment for the first time or receiving a new product.1
The most common side effects with IV infusion of GAMMAGARD LIQUID observed in 5% or more of study subjects in the clinical trial were headache, fever, fatigue, shivering, nausea, chills, dizziness, vomiting, migraine headache, pain in extremity, hives, cough, itching, rash, and faster heart rate.2
You may experience some of these side effects. These side effects may occur up to 72 hours after the infusion, but you should immediately tell your healthcare professional about any side effects.
It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about what to expect with intravenous administration of GAMMAGARD LIQUID. Your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional can help you prepare for treatment and tell you what can be done to manage any possible side effects. Also, resources and support are available to help you understand your treatment.
Selected Important Risk Information
During the infusion of GAMMAGARD LIQUID, look out for the first signs of the following common side effects:
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 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 problem or a blood problem.
- Chest pain or trouble breathing, 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 of the possible side effects with GAMMAGARD LIQUID. You can ask your healthcare provider for physician’s information leaflet.
If you would like to report an adverse reaction, contact Baxter Global Pharmacovigilance: 1-866-888-2472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a medical/clinical question regarding the use of GAMMAGARD products, contact Baxter Medical Information: 1-866-424-6724 or email@example.com.
- Blaese M, ed. IDF Guide for Nurses on Immune Globulin Therapy for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. Towson, MD: Immune Deficiency Foundation; 2007:10.
- GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10% [package insert]. Westlake Village, CA: Baxter International Inc.; July 2011.