If you are seeing an immunologist for an immune deficiency or a rheumatologist for autoimmune conditions, ask about intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy as a treatment that can be administered in your own home at your convenience.
Immunoglobulin is a blood product. These various products are derived from blood plasma collected from healthy donors and purified.
Conditions which are typically treated with IVIG are:
- Primary Immune Deficiencies
- Chronic Idiopathic Demyelinating Disease
- Kawasaki’s Disease in children
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
IVIG is given as an intravenous infusion over several hours. The frequency and duration is dependent upon the condition being treated. ContinuumRx can provide IVIG in the comfort of your own home at a time convenient for you.
While most people experience no side effects, some mild side effects such as chills, flushing headaches, and nausea may occur. These are usually easily treated with pre-medication with analgesics and or antihistamines.
IVIG is safe to administer during pregnancy and lactation.
If you have any questions about this therapy or would like more information, please contact ContinuumRx. If you feel this therapy might benefit you, start the conversation with your doctor.