Treating Primary Immunodeficiency (PI)
with Immune Globulin (IG) Therapy
What is IG therapy?
Within the human body there are many types of antibodies made by the immune system. The IG antibodies help fight off bacteria and viruses that cause infections.
IG therapy contains antibodies from healthy donations of human plasma, which is the fluid portion of the blood that is left when blood cells are removed.
Healthy human plasma provides many important proteins and antibodies to help replace what the immune system does not produce. It also temporarily replaces the infection-fighting antibodies that some people are missing.
How does IG therapy help with PI?
When you have PI, your body may not be making enough antibodies, or some of the antibodies it's making may not work properly. This is why you may get so many infections.
IG therapies temporarily replace some of the antibodies that your body isn't making on its own or that don't work properly. The goal of this treatment is to help your body fight off bacteria and viruses so that you don’t get sick so often.
There are multiple types of IG therapies that provide options to help meet the needs and preferences of people with PI. Also, even though IG therapy is one of the options available for treating PI, it is not appropriate for everyone. Talk to your doctor about the different PI treatment options available and what may be best for you.
Takeda’s long-standing history of providing IG therapies
Takeda, the manufacturer of GAMMAGARD LIQUID, has been a leader in providing IG therapies for more than 30 years. In addition to having 15+ years of GAMMAGARD LIQUID on the market for the treatment of PI, Takeda also offers 2 other IG therapy options for patients with PI. For more information about these treatments, visit here and here.
Discuss your PI treatment options with your doctor to learn more about what may be right for you and your needs.
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