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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 or your healthcare professional administers the infusion.

IVIG Treatment

  • GAMMAGARD LIQUID for IV administration is administered by a healthcare professional at a single infusion site into a vein
  • Since it is infused into a vein, Ig treatment immediately begins circulating in your bloodstream
  • IV treatment can be given at a hospital or clinic or at home, every 3 or 4 weeks1,2
  • Infusion times can vary, depending on your dose and the rate of infusion3

What to Expect With IV Treatment

Before the infusion:

  • Drink lots of fluids the day before and day of the infusion3
  • Bring a book, music player, or other materials to keep yourself occupied during the infusion
  • Review and sign the consent form stating that you understand the risks
  • The nurse will place the IV catheter in the vein

During the infusion:

  • Relax and sit comfortably
  • Let the nurse know if you feel uncomfortable at any time
  • Some common side effects such as headache, fatigue, or itching may occur1
  • 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 immediately

After the infusion:

  • Continue to drink fluids and remain hydrated3
  • Report any side effects to your doctor or nurse3
  • Record your infusion in your logbook3

References: 1. GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10% [package insert]. Westlake Village, CA: Baxter Healthcare Corporation. 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 on Immune Globulin Therapy for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. 3rd ed. Towson, MD: Immune Deficiency Foundation; 2012.

    

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Patient instructions

  1. By using this coupon, you are certifying that:
  2. 1) You meet the eligibility criteria and have read and agree to the terms and conditions of this manufacturer coupon program;
  3. 2) You will not, at any time, submit any costs for the product dispensed pursuant to this coupon to any government healthcare program for reimbursement;
  4. 3) You are permitting your personal information, including name, address, phone number, email address, and information related to health insurance and treatment, to be shared with Shire and companies working with Shire for the purpose of administering this program; and
  5. 4) You will notify your health insurance provider or other third-party payer of the use of this coupon if required to do so.
  6. If your insurance situation changes it is your responsibility to notify Shire's MyIgCoPayCard program.
  7. For questions about this program, patients and caregivers can call MyIgSource at (855) 250-5111.

Pharmacy instructions

  1. By submitting a claim for reimbursement pursuant to this manufacturer coupon program, the Pharmacy represents and warrants that:
  2. 1) It has dispensed GAMMAGARD LIQUID treatment to an eligible patient and in accordance with the terms and conditions of this program and the accompanying prescription;
  3. 2) Its participation in this program is consistent with all applicable laws and any obligations, including its contract with the applicable payer;
  4. 3) If the patient's insurance situation changes, it will notify Shire immediately by contacting the MyIgCoPayCard program;
  5. 4) It will report coupon assistance received to payers if so required; and
  6. 5) The entire benefit amount received will go to eligible expenses and it will not retain any portion of the benefit as payment to it for administration or ineligible expenses.
  7. For questions regarding processing, claim transmission, patient eligibility, or other issues, pharmacists can call the MyIgCoPayCard program directly at (855) 217-1615.