Gammagard vs. Gammunex. Octapharma 5% recall + Clinical Trial for CIDP

December 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

In my experience there is not a huge difference in the two. Neither in effect nor in cost. However, that’s a small sample.

I have learned to ask my doctor for what I want. The doctor prescribes the Brand I request, currently Gammunex-C. I have asked for and received Gammagard liquid-10% in the past.

However, in my experience, there are occasions when the prescribing doctor does not specify a brand…..

In fact, there is a voluntary recall of Octagam dated 24.09.2010:

“…Effective immediately, Octapharma USA Inc. is initiating a voluntary market withdrawal of ALL lots of octagam® [Immune Globulin Intravenous (human)] 5% Liquid Preparation] currently in the US market…”

Refer to:

On the other hand, Octapharma AG has an open study on their 10% IVIG:


Apparently, that study is not yet open for participant recruitment. Stay Tuned: