Immune Globulin-Hipp (Subcutaneous Route)

Name: Immune Globulin-Hipp (Subcutaneous Route)

US Brand Name

  1. Cutaquig

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Blood clotting problems or
  • Diabetes or
  • Heart or blood vessel disease or
  • Hyperviscosity (thick blood) or
  • Paraproteinemia (paraproteins in the blood) or
  • Sepsis (serious infection in the body)—Use with caution. May cause side effects to become worse.
  • Bleeding problems, history of or
  • Kidney problems—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • IgA (immunoglobulin A) deficiency with antibodies against IgA—Should not be used in patients with this condition.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injectable dosage form (solution):
    • For primary humoral immunodeficiency:
      • Adults—Dose is based on your Immunoglobulin G (IgG) level in your blood and must be determined by your doctor. You must have received immune globulin intravenous (IGIV) treatment at regular intervals for at least 3 months before using this medicine. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

You may keep the medicine in the refrigerator for up to 24 months. You may also store it at room temperature for up to 6 months. Do not put it back in the refrigerator once kept in room temperature. Throw away any unused liquid.

Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container where the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.

(web3)