18 patient evaluations for Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)

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Apr 15, 2017 (Started Mar 08, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for hypogammaglobulinemia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (aseptic meningitis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 35000 mg Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 16, 2017 (Started Nov 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypogammaglobulinemia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, abdominal pain, migraine, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: My 12/6/16 infusion had a lot fewer side effects the next day and also the night of. My new immunologist had D5NS infuse at 20 mL/hr in addition to the Gammagard Liquid at my maximum tolerable rate of 40 mL/hr. Having the D5NS really seemed to make a big difference in the decreased side effects. Basically I was just really fatigued for a couple days.

Aug 27, 2016 (Started Nov 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypogammaglobulinemia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, abdominal pain, migraine, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: With the Gammagard, I have noticed that my weight jumps about 9 pounds after each infusion. The weight change takes place overnight and after about 7 days, my weight is back to baseline. My insurance requires a new prior authorization every 3 months, which makes it something else that I have to keep tabs on. 

Nov 16, 2015 (Started Nov 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for hypogammaglobulinemia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, abdominal pain, migraine, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 g Monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 1, 2015 (Started May 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypogammaglobulinemia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (abdominal pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25000 mg Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2015 (Started Jun 22, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myasthenia gravis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (allergic reaction)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: After 15 min at a drip of 36ml an hr....the ivig was turned off due to my body rejecting treatment with allergic reactions or flushing, numbness in mouth and starting of angioedema.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 21, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: If insurance covers, take it!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 28, 2013 (Started Aug 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Weekly

Mar 30, 2012 (Started Aug 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 g Weekly
Advice & Tips: didnt catch any colds over course stop is to evaluate effect severe side effects 1st week only

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Jul 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting, back pain, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 65 g Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2012 (Started Jun 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multifocal motor neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 g Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 5, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: I think it helped
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: one year once a mounth
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2010 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mcg Monthly
Advice & Tips: I was very pleased with the results of my infusions,I was able to continue mobility and had fewer relapses til 2010

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