What is IVIg?
Immunoglobulins are proteins that help to fight infection. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is a blood product that can dampen down some inflammatory diseases. Read more
How do I take IVIg and how long does it take to work?
IVIg is given by injection into a vein over several hours. This is done in hospital. It may take 2–12 weeks to become effective. Read more
What are the possible side-effects of IVIg?
Side-effects to IVIg are usually infusion reactions (a chill, headache, stomach pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, joint pain or tiredness). Very rarely, some people may experience a severe allergic reaction. Read more
What else should I know about IVIg?
If you're having IVIg treatment you might need to know if you can still drink alcohol or if IVIg is likely to affect other treatments or pregnancy. Read more