New brand of ig announced

    • Anonymous
      August 16, 2007 at 6:05 pm

      I just receive an e-mail message from Behring. The FDA has just approved their new product called Privigen for use with PID patients. It does not require refrigeration or reconstitution. Sounds interesting. Also a few months bac, I read in IG Living that a new method of administering ig had been approved. Also only for PID patients. It is called subq. It is administereed in basically the same as a diabetic gives himself his insulin shot.


    • October 14, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      I have had about 12 rounds of Privigen in the last 12 months. CIDP has been with me since 1987. PP always worked for me but I ran out of places to inject the needle to remove and replace my blood. Also I had 2 very serious infections which were very hard to clear up. I am able to get Privigen at my Hospital which makes it covered by other insurance. I hope others have had success with this brand of IVIG. Ill check with my Neuro to see if he has used or can use the new subq. This is the first I have heard about this change in Privigen administration. Sounds good to me.

    • October 14, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Subq was an early term for SCIg. Many people can give SCIg to themselves in lieu of going to an Infusion center or Hospital. SCIg saves time and money for those that can tolerate it. As far as regular IVIg treatments go, it is far easier tolerated, and MUCH faster given, when one has a port implanted.