IVIG dose and rate of flow

Anonymous
May 11, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Rhonda I forgot to say that the standard maintenance dose seems to be 1 Gram per kilogram of weight monthly (or whatever frequency holds you). So at 190 lbs. that would be 86.3 Grams. Some literature indicates that many may be maintained at .6 Grams per kilogram of your weight. So from understanding your dosage seems pretty standard.
Laurel
I weigh 180 lbs. since we girls are revealing our weights.

IVIG dose and rate of flow

Anonymous
May 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Hubby is 240 lbs. and gets 120 G. every three weeks. He get Privigin and they start at 72 ml an hour and ramp it up to 320. Supposedly that product is designed to allow a fast rate. His 120 G. is spread out over 2 days. In 3 weeks when he gets his next treatment, he is being weaned down to 100 G. and it will be over two days. I doubt whether he will get the whole dose in one day until he is down to 80 G. He has had no side effects such as bad headache since he IVIG began to be infused with a pump, and actually the switch to Privigin from Gammunex has stopped all complaints of headaches and post infusion fatigue.
Laurel