Reply To: IVIG and BLood Pressure

June 18, 2006 at 10:39 am

When my daughter gets an infusion the home care nurse monitors her blood pressure every 15 minutes for the 1st hour then every 30 minutes for the next 1 1/2 hours. She said that if it does go up then we will need to slow the infusion rate. What may be happening to you is that on the 2nd day you need to have a slower infusion rate to keep that BP down. If it doesn’t happen then by the 3rd day it’s out of control.

I don’t know anything about BP meds but I would try slowing the infusion rate to see if that helps. What brand of IVIG do you get? Maybe you need a different one.

Good luck,