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How do you get an IV infusion of zenapax (daclizumab)?

How do you get an IV infusion of zenapax (daclizumab)?

Central line: Patients treated with zenapax receive a central line. A large IV in one of the larger veins in the body. This is usually put in in the neck or the upper-part of the chest. ...Read more

Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more


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What sensations can you feel if you receive an IV infusion of zenapax?

What sensations can you feel if you receive an IV infusion of zenapax?

Few, but can occur: Zenapax is the brand name of the il2 receptor blocking antibody called daclizumab. It is a humanized monoclonal antibody most often used to prevent rejection of organ transplants. Any antibody (protein) can cause infusion reactions such as fever, chills, joint pains, headache, sob, etc. It was taken off the market in the us by its manufacturer in 2010. For poor sales, not safety issues. ...Read more

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During an IV infusion of zenapax (daclizumab), will I feel sick?

Not available: Zenapax brand of daclizumab; a humanized monoclonal anti-cd25 antibody; is no longer produced. As far as I know it was never generic or produced by other than the novartis company. ...Read more

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Is prolia ever administered by IV infusion?

Is prolia ever administered by IV infusion?

No.: Prolia is a subcutaneous injection. There are other osteoporosis treatments, such as reclast, (zoledronic acid) which is given by IV infusion. They treat the same thing but are very different drugs. ...Read more

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What are IV infusions in sjögren's patients for?

Two infusions: There are two possible. One is Remicade (infliximab) which treats both an underlying disease such as rheumatoid arthritis as well as the sjogrens. The other is immunoglobulin particularly to treat the neuropathy associated with sjogrens, but this is very expensive. ...Read more

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With ferritin level of. 01 & IV infusions of ferritin, will lactoferrin help?

With ferritin level of. 01 & IV infusions of ferritin, will lactoferrin help?

I doubt it: If you believed all the claims made for lactoferrin supplement pills, you'd be reading uncritically. There are some real studies that support the use of this germ-killer to make episodes of bacterial diarrhea shorter in children. If you are being treated for iron deficiency, please make sure you understand why & that the cause has been addressed. Stay proactive & good luck. ...Read more

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Hi! Can you tell me can air embolia occur after 48 hours. Supose someone gets it from an iv infusion in the hospital. Is that possible?

Hi! Can you tell me can air embolia occur after 48 hours. Supose someone gets it from an iv infusion in the hospital. Is that possible?

Yes. May stay lodged: Air emboli can form in the vein when the IV is inserted. Over time, the oxygen from the air can be absorbed, reducing the size of the bubble. However N2 nitrogen, an inert gas, remains. When the bubble shrinks to a sufficient size, it can dislodge & embolize. Thus, the thrombus (actually air bubble) can form many hours before the movement of the bubble to a dangerous region of the body (embolism). ...Read more

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When is an albumin infusion necessary?

When is an albumin infusion necessary?

Rarely: There are other ways to build up blood volume. Albumin does not last very long. It is usually given when other types of infusion have already been done. ...Read more

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What do you think of zometa infusions?

What about them?: They are good in order to strengthen the bones affected by cancer or osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Wich is the most used in iron infusions?

INFeD and DexFerrum: Iron dextran in the form of "infed" and "dexferrum" are the ones I am most familiar with that are used in infusions. ...Read more

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Are there risks with a maxalon infusion?

Tardive dyskinesia: The major risk is tardive dyskinesia. This is a disorder of involuntary movements, especially in the face. ...Read more

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How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

With: Intravenous line, also called angiocath or heplock. Pretty much the standard. ...Read more

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How long does it take an infed infusion to work?

About 2 weeks: 10 to 14 days before bonemarrow starts to put out new cells, up to 8 weeks before counts go back to normal. ...Read more

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How long can you see effects of infusion rituxin?

Depends: Like many drugs Rituxan (rituximab) has both short term and long term side-effects. Short term may include lowered blood pressure, shortness of breath, abdominal pain and may occur during administration or shortly thereafter. Since Rituxan (rituximab) affects the lymphocytes the longer term effects of decreased immune function can persist for months after even one infusion. ...Read more

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What is the name of the iron that's used in infusions?

Several: Infed and dexferrum are a couple of infused iron preparations. ...Read more

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If I have hemophilia, when does infusion become necessary?

Depends on type: There are different types of hemophilia, and the need for infusions varies by both the type of hemophilia you have and the type of injury sustained. If you have a severe clotting deficiency, you may need infusions with even minor bleeding episodes or injuries. If you have a mild form of hemophilia, infusions may only be needed with major trauma or major surgery. Talk with your hematologist! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experiencing a placental infusion with the surrounding organs?

Placental invasion?: Do you mean what happens when the placenta grows beyond the borders of the uterus? This can be a life threatening condition in pregnancy as can cause damage to organs such as the bladder as well as life-threatening bleeding. Most doctors concerned about this will do extensive imaging to make sure the placenta hasn't invaded surrounding organs. ...Read more

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Infusions, my hemotologist has discontinued any future infusions. What would you recommend at this point?

Minimal information: For a meaningful answer. The type of infusions as well as the condition for which you were treated would be needed. Most treatments/ infusions are stopped because they are no longer needed. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I've stopped absorbing iron. I just finished my second infusion. What could be the cause?

Need more info: It would require a detailed history, physical examination and probably some lab tests to understand the situation. However, since Celiac disease can present with isolated iron deficiency, you may wish to discuss getting tested for Celiac disease, with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having 10 venofer infusions over 10 days. What is this doing to my body and other organs?

What do you advise if I'm having 10 venofer infusions over 10 days. What is this doing to my body and other organs?

Venofer injections: You're getting Venofer (V) due to your being severely iron deficient. The best person to ask the question of why you are receiving V is from the physician (P) who is ordering for you. That P knows you best of all and can answer your questions much better than any one here. The P knows your iron saturation, your ferritin level and the reason for your getting all those doses of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have cvid. I have received weekly infusions for 2 years. My numbers are 870. How much higher should they be to make me feel better?

I have cvid. I have received weekly infusions for 2 years. My numbers are 870. How much higher should they be to make me feel better?

Its how u feel not#s: Dear tammyo, there's an old saying in medicine "we don't treat numbers". By that I mean if you are experiencing significantly fewer infections and have a better quality of life than it doesn't necessarily mean higher numbers fewer infections (i've seen patients with low numbers in all IG parameters who never got sick). During your evaluation for cvid specific responses to vaccines are golden. ...Read more

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Cannot keep ferritin levels in normal range without infusions. Any thoughts why this is. Went from 6 to 391 and back to 14, 7 months later.?

Iron deficiency: anemia. Consult your pCP and obtain a hematology consultation. You may require iron supplementation and/or other bone arrow stimulants depending on the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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Hi, my son is 9 and takes Hizentra infusions weekly for hypogammaglobemnia. IgG is now normal but Subclass 3 is still low and subclass 2 is now high?

Hi, my son is 9 and takes Hizentra infusions weekly for hypogammaglobemnia. IgG is now normal but Subclass 3 is still low and subclass 2 is now high?

Focus on IgG: The goal of replacement IgG is to provide total IgG levels approximately in the normal range, and sustain them throughout the interval between injections. I would not focus on the subclasses, but on total level of IgG, as well as the response to therapy, i.e., is he having less frequent and severe infections? ...Read more

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I have a power port. Last infusion was 10/31/14. How often should I have it flushed now & what are the risks if I forget to have it flushed as needed?

I have a power port. Last infusion was 10/31/14. How often should I have it flushed now & what are the risks if I forget to have it flushed as needed?

Implanted ports: It can depend on the type of port that you have, but generally the implanted power ports need to be flushed once every four weeks when not in use. Failure to maintain the port can cause clots which decrease it's efficiency of flow as well as pose a risk of thrombosis (blood clot getting dislodged and loose into the blood stream). ...Read more

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What is included in an ivig infusion?

IgG antibodies: Intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) is a collection of IgG antibodies pooled from the plasma of over 1000 blood donors. Extensive processing to remove other antibodies and possible contaminants makes ivig expensive. The solution that the antibodies are dissolved in sometimes is high in sugar & should be given carefully to diabetics. Most brands also have preservatives in the product. ...Read more

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What is remicade (infliximab) infusions? What's in it?

See below: It is a tnf inhibitor agent that is used to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases including the ulcerative colitis that you report as having. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of IV iron? Will I have to get a port for infusions or will they use a regular IV? I'm getting them 1x/week for 8 weeks.

What are the side-effects of IV iron? Will I have to get a port for infusions or will they use a regular IV? I'm getting them 1x/week for 8 weeks.

IV iron: Studies show IV iron can cause nausea and vomiting, swelling, strange taste, headache, dizziness, joint pain. However, please remember the benefits of replenishing your iron supply may vastly outweigh the risks which can be monitored. Good luck to you ...Read more

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