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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

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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


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Are there any serious risks or possible side effects from getting Hepatitis B immunoglobulin? Can anything bad be transmitted through the blood from it?

Are there any serious risks or possible side effects from getting Hepatitis B immunoglobulin? Can anything bad be transmitted through the blood from it?

HBIG: Most serious side effect with the injection of any medicine or biologic product would be anaphylaxis. Rare but possible. Since HBIG is derived from donor serum there could be potential for transmission of infectious disease, but such products are rigorously screened for all reasonable pathogens. Risk of Hep B is far far far greater than either of these. ...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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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?

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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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 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

Immunoglobulin (Definition)

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