IG Therapy

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Types of IG Therapy


What type of IG therapy is best for you

Many factors affect the type of IG treatment that’s best for you. These include:

  • The dose of IG you need
  • Your general health status and health history (such as whether you have any other conditions that might affect the form of treatment you have)
  • How often you need to have treatment

The table below gives a brief summary of both forms of treatment. To decide which form is best for you, discuss all of these factors with your doctor.

Intravenous (IV) Infusion Subcutaneous (SC) Infusion
• Infused directly into a vein in your hand or arm
 
• Requires less frequent treatment sessions 
 
• Given by a trained nurse 
 
• Can be given either in your home, doctor’s office, or at an infusion center
• Infused through the fatty layer of skin in your abdomen, thigh, back, or upper arm 
 
• Might involve more frequent treatment sessions
 
• Given by a trained nurse or is something you can give yourself, after you have been trained by an Accredo nurse
 
• Can be given either in your home, doctor’s office, or at an infusion center