Reply To: IVIG Shortage

September 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm

The Washington Post had a story on Tuesday about the IVIG shortage that attributed it in large part to the increasing use of IVIG for off-label purposes. Some doctors are even giving it to dementia patients just to see if it will make a difference. Only 6 disorders — one is CIDP — are FDA approved for IVIG, but it’s given for all kinds of things these days, including many types of infections. It’s an expensive blood product that takes a long time to produce. But my infusion service says they have an ample supply and don’t anticipate any shortages.