Wellscript clinically administers all IVIG Therapy patients locally, with an expert team of nurses and pharmacists dedicated to our patient’s wellbeing.

What is IVIG therapy?

IVIG therapy, also known as intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, is a treatment in which immunoglobulin (antibodies) are administered directly into the bloodstream through a vein. Immunoglobulin is a protein that is naturally produced by the immune system to help fight off infections and other foreign substances. IVIG therapy is typically used to treat immune disorders, such as autoimmune disorders and primary immunodeficiency disorders, in which the body's immune system is not functioning properly. The therapy works by providing the body with additional antibodies to help fight off infections and other foreign substances.

IVIG therapy is usually administered over the course of several hours, and it may be repeated on a regular basis, depending on the individual's condition and response to treatment.

Before starting IVIG therapy, patients should tell their healthcare providers about any medical conditions they have or medications they are taking. All patients are monitored closely during treatment.

After IVIG therapy, Wellscript recommends patients have regular follow up appointments with their provider.

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Possible side effects of IVIG therapy

IVIG therapy is generally considered safe, however like any medication or treatment, it can have side effects. Some of the possible side effects of IVIG therapy include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Shortness of breath

Not all patients will experience these side effects, and some may experience side effects that are not listed here. Patients should speak with their doctors about the potential risks and benefits of IVIG therapy and report any side effects immediately. In some cases, the dosage or frequency of IVIG may be adjusted to minimize side effects.

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