February 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm

If you are getting 30g of IVIG per day for 5 days, that would be the standard loading dose for somebody of your weight.

You weigh 160 lbs. or ~73kg. The standard loading dose is 2g for every kg of body weight; for you, 146g spread over 5 days at 30g per day.

I received this loading dose every 4 weeks over 4 months until my condition stabilized, at which point my dosage was reduced to 1g/kg of my weight, every 4 weeks. Some doctors may have kept me on the loading dose for only the first course of IVIG; others may have adjusted the dosage differently. There are many articles on the internet about IVIG for CIDP, but most of them are only available as abstracts from medical journals or from pubmed. In the archives of this site, you can read “Established Therapy for CIDP” from 1998,
For general info in IVIG there is a magazine called IGLiving, also available on the web at [url][/url]

Good luck with your treatments. I hope it works for you.



March 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Aleve and ibuprofen are in the same class of drugs, so you should not use them together. A person can use one or the other and it is possible to combine tylenol with either as it is a different type of drug, but it is better not to take aleve and tylenol or Motrin (ibuprofen) and tylenol combination for an extended time–inpart because you might get rebound headaches and in part because it is harder on your body to take both. I think everyone was thinking the same thing, but just wanted to make sure if anyone does not know that you should not take two aspirin-like medicines together such as Aleve and ibuprofen.

WithHope for cure of these diseases.