IVIG side effects….

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IVIG side effects

May 29, 2006 at 3:28 pm

my premeds for IVIG are 40mg solu-medrol AND 50mg benadryl IV.
rate of infusion is usually associated with bad side effects. after the first infusion they determine how sensitive your are to IVIG and seem to want to ramp up the infusion rate. personally, i never go above 160ml/hr. anything faster than that and i pay dearly with headache and other flu like symptoms.
another thing that works for me is to make sure i am well hydrated before, during, and after infusion. if i forget to get enough water in me, i find one or two 20oz gatorade bottles do the trick.