Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)

Epidemiology

  • The occurrence of an adverse effect in the first treatment course was significantly associated with a greater chance for an adverse effect in the subsequent courses
  • No transmission of any of the three viral agents examined could be detected 7 [MEDLINE]

Pharmacology

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Adverse Effects

Allergic Adverse Effects

Cardiac Adverse Effects

  • Transient Hypotension (see Hypotension, [[Hypotension]])

Hematologic Adverse Effects

Renal Adverse Effects

Other Adverse Effects

  • Fever/Chills (see Fever, [[Fever]])
  • Headache (see Headache, [[Headache]])
  • Low-Back Pain
  • Nausea (see Nausea and Vomiting, [[Nausea and Vomiting]])
  • Intensified Perspiration

References

  • Adverse Effects of Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy in 56 Patients with Autoimmune Diseases. Pharmacology 2001;62:133–137 [MEDLINE]