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Doctor insights on: Intravenous Immunoglobulin Medication

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Is there any side effects of immunoglobulin intravenous medication?

Is there any side effects of immunoglobulin intravenous medication?

Possiby: Intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) is a blood product collected from donations from hundreds of individuals, so there is the theoretical possibility of typical transfusion problems i.e. Infection, reaction etc. In the U.S. However production of this product is so controlled and processing involves, detergent washing and treating the product, so it is less likely to cause problems. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a way to provide antibodies to children with documented immune deficiencies and to treat other problems involving the immune system, such as Kawasaki disease. It has also been suggested as a treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders based on the idea that fetal brain development is related to the prenatal immune response, but there is little data ...Read more


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Why do they give ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin)?

Why do they give ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin)?

Immune Deficiency: Allergists use ivig to treat patients whose immune system is no longer capable of producing sufficient amounts of ivig. ...Read more

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Can anyone experienced with ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin) describe what one should expect?

Can anyone experienced with ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin) describe what one should expect?

General well tolerat: Ivig is a blood product that, in allergy, is used to treat those with immunodeficiency or a lack of igg (that is the IG part of ivig). This is generally a well tolerated infusion but one can experience local discomfort from the insertion of the needle to infuse the ivig. Rarely, systemic reactions can occur including headache, nausea, hives and others. ...Read more

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Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly: There are a few published case studies that support the use of ivig for treatment of uc.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3490055
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/1728132. ...Read more

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Does intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) infusions help someone with IgG defiency?

Primary reason: Ivig has many clinical uses but its primary use is to augment resistance to infections in patients with igg deficiency - either hypogammaglobulinemia or combined variable immunodeficiency (cvid). ...Read more

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Does intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) infusions benefit someone with IgG defiency?

Does intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) infusions benefit someone with IgG defiency?

Possibly: If you are deficient and symptomatic (recurrent infections), they can possibly help your body fight infections better. Just because you have an igg deficiency does not mean your are immune deficient, however. Many people with low numbers have normal function and really are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Can you receive a blood product like ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin) if you are pregnant?

Can you receive a blood product like ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin) if you are pregnant?

Yes: If you are already receiving ivig and become pregnant you may continue to receive this medication. You will be monitored closely by your obstetrician as well as the physician supervising your ivig infusions. ...Read more

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Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) very effective for treating ulcerative colitis?

Not proven.: There are no studies in humans proving that ivig is effective for ulcerative colitis. There is one animal study that I could find that showed possible therapeutic benefit. ...Read more

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Can Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG really cure Neuropathy and neuromuscular disorders?

Can Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG really cure Neuropathy and neuromuscular disorders?

IVIG treatment: IVIG is helpful for curing a condition called AIDP, or Guillain Barre syndrome, which is a type of neuropathy. It's cousin, CIDP, is treated by IVIG, but it is not cured. Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes weakness. It is also treated with IVIG, but it is not cured. Few illnesses can be cured in neurology, but many can be treated. ...Read more

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Is it true that Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG can also cure Human Papillomavirus? (HPV)

Is it true that Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG can also cure Human Papillomavirus? (HPV)

Sorry, not true: If you have HPV, your immune system will clear it up over time (typically 6-12 months), but there are no medications or treatments known to speed it up, including IVIG. If you have warts, any of several local treatments are effective, like freezing, podofilox, imiquimod, and others. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can mild nerve damage in the penis be treatd as peripheral neuropathy with Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)? Is there hope of successfully fixing it?

Can mild nerve damage in the penis be treatd as peripheral neuropathy with Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)? Is there hope of successfully fixing it?

Try urology: Traumatic nerve injury would not respond to IVIG treatment. For your particular condition, a urologist could probably help. ...Read more

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What kind of adaptive immunity will result from intravenous injection of immunoglobulins?

What kind of adaptive immunity will result from intravenous injection of immunoglobulins?

None: IVIG is a generic replacement therapy, non specific, and will not stimulate the adaptive (specifgic) immune system ...Read more

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Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that aour body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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What does high levels of immunoglobulin IgG mean (2130)? Should I be concerned?

See details: That level is not extremely high, but why was the test ordered in the first place? You need to direct your question to the doctor who ordered the test in the first place. ...Read more

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Where can I get some immunoglobulin a or interferon?

Where can I get some immunoglobulin a or interferon?

It's complicated: You can't purchase iga. Different types of interferon (ifn) are avaialble as medications to treat specific illnesses (alpha, beta.). Most of the type you don't want to "get some" IgA or ifn, you want to measure the levels of these things in your blood. This is a simple blood test that can be done at most labs. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high levels of immunoglobulins and acne?

What to do if I have high levels of immunoglobulins and acne?

Manage your acne: Modestly elevated immunoglobulins in the absence of obvious systemic illness seldom mean anything. You can manage your acne like a grown-up. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can add something that will help. If you have severe acne and are offered isotretinoin, please consider using it though it's not for the faint-hearted. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bitten by a vaccinated dog last Feb. 28. Got 3 Rabipur shots w/out Immunoglobulin. As of today the dog is alive. Am I ok? Should I worry?

Bitten by a vaccinated dog last Feb. 28. Got 3 Rabipur shots w/out Immunoglobulin. As of today the dog is alive. Am I ok? Should I worry?

No: If the dog had been vaccinated and you have also been vaccinated against Rabies, there is practically no chance for you to get Rabies. The both parties are alive and well is proof enough. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Dracker
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Immune Globulin (Definition)

The immune globulins are a class of blood proteins elaborated by the immune system to fight infection, and then remember the antigens of the infecting agent to use for ...Read more


Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Immunoglobulins are antibodies produced by b cells. They have a y shaped configuration. They are involved in protecting us ...Read more