Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: Immune Globulins

Immune Globulins are injections that are used to treat immunodeficiency disorders.

Clinical Pearl of the Day: Immune Globulins

Immune globulins are injections that are used to treat immunodeficiency disorders.

Explanation:

  • Part of immunizing agents
  • Made up of antibodies
  • Given intravenously and subcutaneously
  • Used when the body does not make enough antibodies
  • The antibodies from IVIG usually last for weeks to months
  • Can be given for diseases such as immune thrombocytopenia, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Examples: Gamunex, Privigen, Octagam, Gammagard, Hyqvia, Hizentra, Cuvitru

Reference:

Patient education: Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) (Beyond the Basics) - UpToDate