What is IVIG?

We offer a variety of IVIG therapies including Asceniv,  Gamunex, Gammagard, Octagam, Bivigam, Privigen, and Panzyga.  

IVIG is made up of immunoglobulin, a protein in human blood plasma. Immunoglobulin are antibodies that fight off intruder cells as part of the immune system response. There are many types of immunoglobulins including IgM, IgG, IgD, IgA, and IgE.  

IVIG is isolated, concentrated, and created from plasma blood donations and given to people with weak immune systems to help them fight off infections, or to treat inflammatory conditions and neurological disorders.  

IVIG is made of immunoglobulin which is a part of your blood’s plasma. Immunoglobulin is a special part of the blood, as it carries antibodies that fight off infection, which can help treat a variety of illnesses.  

What does IVIG Treat?

  • Polymyositis
  • Kawasaki’s disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Guillain- Barre syndrome
  • Myositis
  • Lupus
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Primary Immunodeficiency (PI)
  • May be useful in other conditions as well

Side Effects

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Pale skin
  • Facial tenderness
  • Fatigue

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Infusion Duration

1 to 4 hours

Infusion Cycle

Every 1-4 weeks

What to Expect During Your Infusion

Before your infusion, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.

  1. Your dedicated Infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to the infusion therapy. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their IVIG infusion

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNPs & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

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