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Panzyga (IGIV)

Generic name: immune globulin (IGIV) (intravenous) [im-MYOON-GLOB-yoo-lin]
The brand names are: Bivigam, Flebogamma, Gammagard S/D, Gammaplex, Octagam, etc. Display the names of all eight brands.
Drug class: immunoglobulins

What is Immunoglobulin intravenous (IGIV)?

Immune Globulin Intravenous (IGIV to inject into veins) can be used for treating first immunity deficiency.

IGIV can also be utilized to boost platelets (blood clotting cells) for those suffering from immune thrombocytopenic purpura.IGIV is also used to prevent infections in people with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

IGIV is also prescribed to those suffering from Kawasaki syndrome to avoid aneurysms that are caused by weakening the main artery of the heart.IGIV can also be used to treat conditions not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of IGIV

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Certain side effects can occur during the course of an injection. Contact your physician if you are feeling faint, nauseated, lightheaded, or sweaty, or if you experience symptoms such as a headache that is pounding in your neck or ear, fever, chest tightness or chills, or a redness or warmth in your face.

Panzyga may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • A blood cell disorder: pale or yellowed skin, dark-colored urine, a fever, weakness, or confusion;
  • Dehydration symptoms: feeling extremely thirsty and hot and not being able to urinate, excessive sweating, or dry and hot skin;
  • Kidney problems: little or no urinary frequency, swelling, an increase in weight, and feeling tired of breath,
  • Chest discomfort, breathing problems blue-colored lips, fingers, or toes
  • Symptoms of a new sign of a new fever that causes extreme neck stiffness, headaches, eye pain, and an increase in the sensitivity to light
  • Indications of a blood clot symptoms of a blood clot breathlessness chest pain, deep breathing, a rapid heart rate, weakness, or numbness in one part of your body. and warmth or discoloration on the leg or arm.

Common adverse consequences of Panzyga can include:

  • Headache, back pain, joint pain;
  • Fever, chills, sweating, sensation of warmth, or tingling
  • Stomach discomfort, nausea, and diarrhea;
  • Elevated blood pressure, rapid heartbeats,
  • Dizziness, fatigue, or fatigue
  • Stuffy nose, sinus pain,
  • Inflammation, pain, swelling, or irritation around or around the needle.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Warnings

Panzyga could result in blood clots. The risk is higher for older people or those who have suffered from blood clots, heart issues, or problems with blood circulation. Blood clots can also be more likely during bed rest for long periods and when using birth medications to control birth and hormone therapy using an intravenous central (IV) catheter.Contact your doctor immediately. If you experience chest pain or breathing problems, rapid heartbeats, weakness, warmth, swelling, or discoloration on your foot or limb.

This medication may affect the kidneys of your patients, especially if you suffer from kidney disease or are also taking certain medications. Inform your doctor immediately if you show symptoms of kidney disease that include weight gain, sudden swelling, and the absence of urine.

Before you take this drug

It is possible that you will not be able to take this medication if:

  • You've experienced an allergic reaction due to an immune globulin, blood product, or other cause;
  • You have an immune globulin A (IgA) deficit due to antibodies to IgA
  • If you're allergic to corn, it's a sign.

IGIV could cause blood clots, kidney problems, or even blood clots, particularly in older people or people suffering from certain medical conditions. Consult your physician if you've ever:

  • Heart conditions or blood circulation issues and "thick blood";
  • A stroke or blood clot
  • Kidney disease;
  • Diabetes;
  • An infection referred to as sepsis;
  • If you take the hormone estrogen (birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy),
  • If you've been on long-term bedrest
  • If you are using a central intravenous (IV) catheter that is in place,

There may be a need for an adjustment in your dose if you have been infected with measles or traveled to a place that is measles-prone.

Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Immune globulin is a product of human plasma that has been donated and may contain viruses or other infectious agents. Plasma donated is examined and treated to lower the chance of contamination; however, there is a chance that it could be a carrier of diseases. Talk to your doctor about the risks.

How to take IGIV?

IGIV is administered as an injection into a vein. It is usually every 3–4 weeks. Your healthcare professional will offer the injection.

Drink plenty of fluids when you're taking Panzyga to boost the flow of blood and ensure that your kidneys are working effectively.It is possible that you will require frequent urine or blood tests.

This medication can alter the results of some medical tests. Inform any physician who treats you that you're taking IGIV.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Contact your doctor for advice in the event that you don't make an appointment to receive the IGIV injection.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Talk to your doctor prior to taking the "live" vaccine while using IGIV. The vaccine might not function in the same way and might not be able to fully protect you against illness. The live vaccines are measles, rubella, and mumps (MMR), as well as rotavirus, yellow fever, typhoid, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and the nasal virus (influenza) vaccination.

Interaction with other drugs

IGIV may harm your kidneys, particularly if you utilize certain drugs for cancer, infections, osteoporosis, organ rejection from a transplant, bowel problems, high blood pressure, or arthritis pain (including Advil, Motrin, and Aleve).

Other medications may also influence IGIV. Other medications can affect IGIV, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking and any medications you begin or stop taking.