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Side effects may occur with IV 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 infusions of GAMMAGARD LIQUID Treatment, observed in ≥5% of the study subjects in the clinical trial, are shown below.

Most Common Side Effects2

  • headache
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • nausea
  • chills/shaking chills
  • pain in extremity
  • diarrhea
  • migraine
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • cough
  • hives
  • asthma
  • throat pain
  • rash
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • swelling
  • itching
  • cardiac murmur

Side effects are defined as events occurring during or within 72 hours of infusion or any casually related event occurring within the study period.

You may experience some of these side effects after the infusion. If you experience any serious side effects such as blood clots, kidney problems, serious allergic reactions (hives, swelling in the mouth, or trouble breathing) or other serious symptoms, stop the infusion immediately and contact your healthcare professional or emergency services.

It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about what to expect with intravenous administration of GAMMAGARD LIQUID treatment. 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.

References: 1. Blaese RM, ed. IDF Guide for Nurses on Immune Globulin Therapy for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. Towson, MD: Immune Deficiency Foundation; 2007:10. 2. GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10% [package insert]. Westlake Village, CA: Baxter Healthcare Corporation


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