Reply To: IVIG frequency ?

February 8, 2012 at 4:23 am


The 2 g/kg dose is what is often called the “loading” dose. It is just 0.4 g/kg given for five days straight as the first line treatment. If there is improvement, more IVIg, with a dose and frequency dependent on your clinical response, is usually administered. If you have kidney problems, there are good reasons for limiting the dose. However, a slow step-up in dose, along with blood and urine tests to monitor your kidneys might allow you to determine if 1 g/kg might not bring improvement without kidney damage.

Godspeed in finding a treatment to improvement your symptoms,