How much IVIG and How fast? Everybody’s different.

April 26, 2011 at 10:29 am

The part about checked your vitals every 20 minutes is great. The reality, now, is that you have a lingering headache, right? In my case, too much too fast = headache every day for weeks.

Everybody is different.

How many grams for a loading dose for you? Back to algebra, somebody said.

2g/kg over two days. Doesn’t matter how many days. Consider the total dose.

2g/kg x (your weight in kg) = dose

2g/kg x (56.6990 kg) = 113g

As was pointed out by markens, unless you have direct pharmacy compounding you get rounded off, in this case to 110g total. 55 per day. The rate should be adjusted to, how do they say it? as tolerated or if tolerated, something like that.

So far, so good. Except for your lingering symptoms.

I could only give feedback that applies to me, and maybe only to me. Anything over 220 infusion rate is too fast. My body would not handle 55g in 3 hours. Maybe yours will.