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All About IVIG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin)
Posted: Mar 08, 2023
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a product made from antibodies collected from the plasma of healthy individuals. The antibodies are proteins that help fight infections and are part of the blood's plasma. The plasma is collected from 10,000 to 50,000 individuals with normal immune systems and is then given intravenously through a vein to help strengthen the recipient's immune system and fight infections. IVIG is used in multiple conditions, including immune deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, and some neurological conditions. IVIG can be administered intravenously, subcutaneously, or intramuscularly. For myeloma patients, IVIG is usually administered every three to four weeks at a dose of 0.4 grams per kilogram. The frequency of IVIG administration may vary based on the individual's steady state levels of immunoglobulin. Learn more in depth in the video below!

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12.22    All about IVIG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin)

 

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The author Cynthia Chmielewski

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Cynthia Chmielewski

Cynthia (Cindy) Chmielewski is a professional educator and myeloma advocate. As a former teacher, she now teaches myeloma patients how to advocate for themselves as the Director of HealthTree University. You can follow her on Twitter @myelomateacher

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