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GAMMAGARD LIQUID for SubQ Administration

SubQ administration of GAMMAGARD LIQUID treatment is another administration option available to you. Based on your ability, lifestyle, and preference, you can work with your healthcare provider to decide which administration option is right for you.

What to Know About SubQ Treatment

  • GAMMAGARD LIQUID SubQ infusions are delivered under your skin through
    1 or more (maximum of 8 sites) small needles inserted in the upper arms, abdomen, thighs, or lower back.
  • Ig treatment is absorbed into your bloodstream through the tissues beneath your skin.
  • SubQ administration may be 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.
  • The number of sites depends on your dose. In the 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. The number of infusion sites should be limited to 8.1

What to Expect With SubQ Treatment

Before the infusion:

  • Drink lots of fluids2
  • Choose a quiet time of day
  • Take precautions to avoid disruptions while infusing
  • Set up supplies
  • Select a book, movie, or other relaxing activity to occupy yourself during the infusion
  • It is recommended that you have another responsible person at home while self-infusing in case you experience a side effect

During the infusion:

  • Relax comfortably when using an ambulatory or mobile infusion pump
  • Some infusion site reactions, such as swelling, redness, or itching, may occur1
  • Care for any reactions as instructed by your healthcare provider2
  • 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 heatlhcare professional or emergency services

After the infusion:

  • Continue to drink fluids and remain hydrated2
  • Report any side effects to your doctor or nurse2
  • Record your infusion in your logbook2

Keep in mind that SubQ treatment is only to be self-administered at home.

References: 1. GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10% [package insert]. Westlake Village, CA: Baxter Healthcare Corporation. 2. 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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