Getting Started with
GAMMAGARD LIQUID Treatment
What are my administration options with GAMMAGARD LIQUID?
With GAMMAGARD LIQUID, you and your doctor can decide whether intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous (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.
The following table outlines some specific considerations you may want to discuss with your doctor when it comes to administration options for GAMMAGARD LIQUID.
GAMMAGARD LIQUID – IV or SubQ administration
For people 2 years and older with Primary Immunodeficiency (PI)
|Infused directly into the bloodstream through a vein||Infused under the skin in the fatty tissues of the abdomen, thighs, upper arm, or lower back|
|Administered once every 3 to 4 weeks||Administered once a week|
|Dose given in 1 site||Dose given in multiple sites (the number of simultaneous sites should be limited to 8)|
|Administration requires a healthcare professional||Can be self-administered after patient or caregiver is trained by a healthcare professional|
|Infused at hospital, clinic, or home with nurse present||Can be infused at home after being trained|
|Learn more about IV||Learn more about SubQ|
|Infused directly into the bloodstream through a vein|
|Administered once every 3 to 4 weeks|
|Dose given in 1 site|
|Administration requires a healthcare professional|
|Infused at hospital, clinic, or home with nurse present|
|Learn more about IV|
|Infused under the skin in the fatty tissues of the abdomen, thighs, upper arm, or lower back|
|Administered once a week|
|Dose given in multiple sites (the number of simultaneous sites should be limited to 8)|
|Can be self-administered after patient or caregiver is trained by a healthcare professional|
|Can be infused at home after being trained|
|Learn more about SubQ|
Tell your doctor about your needs and preferences
Next time you have a medical appointment, consider bringing a written list of what you need to discuss with your doctor, as well as something to take notes with during your visit. Keep in mind that you are your own best advocate when it comes to your PI, so don’t hesitate to speak up and ask questions. Below are some suggestions of things you may want to talk to your doctor about.
In general, patients with PI and/or their caregivers should talk with their doctor about:
The infusion experience
Are you having a good experience? Do you like where you’re having your infusions done? Would you like to have a new method, such as IV versus SubQ? How much time is your infusion taking?
If you are having infections, your doctor needs to know. If you see a primary care doctor for infections, make sure to let the doctor treating your PI know about them.
Have you started or stopped a new medication? Your doctor needs to know what you’re taking, the dose, and the frequency. Make sure to have this info on hand during your appointment.
OnePath® is a free program that provides dedicated product support to eligible people who have been prescribed GAMMAGARD LIQUID.Explore support
Safety and side effects
When you—or someone you love—starts a new treatment, discussing safety is one of the most important conversations you can have with your doctor.Learn more here