help with dosing please

    • Anonymous
      March 23, 2012 at 12:28 am

      went for treatment today for ivig and was given 5gm/50ml run at 2mg/kg/min, i weight 185, is this about right for every 8 weeks

    • March 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      sorry, no time to do the microgram conversion, but at 185lbs, a loading dose (2g/kg) would be 168 grams of ivig total. 8 weeks is past the 6 week full life of a loading dose. But your particular situation may be able to go past 6 weeks. Do you feel symptoms before the next infussion, if so, they need to be closer together

    • GH
      March 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      IVIG HCA Pharmacy Protocol:

      from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

    • March 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      There is some discussion between dosing IVIG based on actual body weight & ideal body weight.

      The pharmacy we get my daughter’s IVIG from & her neuro all dose based on actual weight. Dosing by ideal body weight is a recently new concept. I’m not sure how many dr’s are following it yet.