ivig & maltose

March 8, 2007 at 10:46 pm

Hi Lori,

Here’s something that may put your mind at ease –


This is a discussion of ivig and renal failure – primarily from sucrose. Here is a small quote from the article, concerning the use of maltose:

Intravenous immune globulin preparations containing maltose, glycine, or dextrose as a stabilizing agent are better tolerated because renal tubular cells can metabolize these molecules.