SubQ Training Video
Learn about storing infusion supplies, selecting infusion sites, and preparing for infusions in this helpful video.
- Subcutaneous (SubQ) treatment is self-administered at home, once a week.1
- Before you start infusing yourself at home, a nurse will train you to make sure you know what you’re doing and feel comfortable doing it.
- GAMMAGARD LIQUID is administered subcutaneously, which means under your skin, through 1 or more small needles inserted in the upper arms, abdomen, thighs, or lower back.
- The number of sites depends on your dose. In the pivotal clinical study (N=49) of SubQ administration of GAMMAGARD LIQUID, weekly infusion times ranged from 0.8 to 2.3 hours (the weekly median infusion time was 1.2 hours). Between 2 and 10 infusion sites were needed.1
- The number of infusion sites should be limited to 8.1
Selected Important Risk Information
The following one or more possible reactions may occur at the site of infusion. These generally go away within a few hours, and are less likely after the first few infusions.
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 infection.
These are not all of the possible side effects with GAMMAGARD LIQUID. You can ask your healthcare provider for physician’s information leaflet. Whenever giving yourself treatments at home, you should have another responsible person present to help treat side effects or get help if you have a serious adverse reaction occur. Ask your healthcare provider whether you should have rescue medications, such as antihistamines or epinephrine.
- GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10% [package insert]. Westlake Village, CA: Baxter International Inc.; July 2011.
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