GAMMAGARD LIQUID for IV Administration
With GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10%, you and your doctor can decide whether IV or SubQ administration is best for you. This decision will shape your infusion experience, including where and how often you receive treatment and whether you, your caregiver, or your healthcare professional administers the infusion.1
- GAMMAGARD LIQUID for IV administration is administered by a healthcare professional at a single infusion site into a vein1
- Since it is infused into a vein, the antibodies immediately begin circulating in your bloodstream1,2
- IV treatment can be given at a hospital or clinic or at home, every 3 or 4 weeks1
- Your dose and infusion rate will be prescribed based on your clinical response and tolerability.1
What to Expect With IV Treatment
Before the infusion:
- Drink lots of fluids the day before and day of the infusion.3 (Check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions that limit your water intake)
- Bring a book, music player, or other materials to keep yourself occupied during the infusion
- Many hospitals will have you sign a consent form to ensure you are informed of the potential risks of your treatment3
- The nurse will place the IV catheter in the vein1
During the infusion:
- Relax and sit comfortably3
- Let the nurse know if you feel uncomfortable at any time
- Some common side effects such as headache, fatigue, fever, nausea and chills may occur with GAMMAGARD LIQUID IV1
- If you experience any serious side effects such as blood clots, kidney problems, hives or trouble breathing, stop the infusion, and contact your doctor or emergency services immediately1
After the infusion:
References: 1. GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10% [Prescribing Information]. Westlake Village, CA: Baxalta US Inc. 2. Blaese RM, Bonilla FA, Stiehm ER, Younger ME, eds. Patient & Family Handbook for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. 5th ed. Towson, MD: Immune Deficiency Foundation; 2013. 3. Younger MEM, ed. IDF Guide for Nurses: Immunoglobulin Therapy for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. 4th ed. Towson, MD: Immune Deficiency Foundation; 2016.
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