What is Subcutaneous immune globulin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Hizentra CUVITRU HyQvia Show all

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Subcutaneous immune globulin is used in the treatment of primary humoral immunodeficiency.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Common variable immunodeficiency disorder 26 23
Hypogammaglobulinemia 9 13
Specific antibody deficiency 3 1
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy 2 1
IgG deficiency 2 1
Immune system weak 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 8
Mild 20
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Subcutaneous immune globulin

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 4
Injection site pain 4
Headaches 3
Chills 2
Diarrhea 2
Injection site redness 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Subcutaneous immune globulin

Dosage Patients
200 mg weekly 6
15 mL every other week 1
36 g monthly 1
17 mg every other week 1
10 g weekly 1
10 mg weekly 1
12 g weekly 1
13 g weekly 1
40 mg every other week 1
70 mg every other week 1

See all 14 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Subcutaneous immune globulin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Subcutaneous immune globulin

Duration

Currently taking Subcutaneous immune globulin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Subcutaneous immune globulin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 10
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Subcutaneous immune globulin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) (Gammaglobulin (IVIg)) 12
Subcutaneous immune globulin (Hizentra) 2

Patients stopped taking Subcutaneous immune globulin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Subcutaneous immune globulin (Hizentra) 2
Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) (Gammaglobulin (IVIg)) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Subcutaneous immune globulin.