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GAMMAGARD LIQUID is a ready-to-use liquid medicine that is given in a vein (intravenously) or under the skin (subcutaneously) to treat primary immunodeficiency (PI) in people 2 years and older. GAMMAGARD LIQUID contains immunoglobulin (Ig), also known as antibodies, which helps to protect the body against infection. These antibodies, collected from healthy people, replace the missing antibodies in people with PI.1

GAMMAGARD LIQUID temporarily increases the amount of antibodies in your body to fight bacteria and viral agents.2 Regular administration of this treatment is required to maintain antibody levels.

Two Routes of Administration

GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10% offers a choice of intravenous (IV) and subcutaneous (SubQ) administration options. Ig can be infused either directly into a vein (IV) or under the skin into the fatty tissue (SubQ).2 Talk to your doctor about the treatment administration options that work best for you and your lifestyle.

Intravenous (IV)2 Infused directly into the bloodstream through a vein Administered once every 3 to 4 weeks Dose given in 1 site Administration requires a healthcare professional Administered at a hospital or clinic or at home with nurse present
Conventional Subcutaneous (SubQ)2 Infused under the skin in the fatty tissues of the abdomen, thigh, upper arm, or lower back Administered once a week Dose given in multiple sites

The number of simultaneous sites should be limited to 8
Can be self-administered after patient or caregiver is trained by a healthcare professional Can be infused at home after being trained

*Based on clinical response

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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What is the most important information that I should know about GAMMAGARD LIQUID?

GAMMAGARD LIQUID can cause the following serious reactions: severe allergic reactions causing difficulty in breathing or skin rashes; decreased kidney function or kidney failure; blood clots in the heart, brain, lungs or elsewhere in the body; severe headache, drowsiness, fever, painful eye movements, or nausea and vomiting; dark colored urine, swelling, fatigue, or difficulty breathing.

What is GAMMAGARD LIQUID?

GAMMAGARD LIQUID is a ready-to-use liquid medicine that is given in a vein (intravenously) or under the skin (subcutaneously) to treat primary immunodeficiency (PI) in people 2 years and older and given in a vein to treat multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) in adults.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information that I should know about GAMMAGARD LIQUID?

GAMMAGARD LIQUID can cause the following serious reactions:

  • Severe allergic reactions causing difficulty in breathing or skin rashes
  • Decreased kidney function or kidney failure
  • Blood clots in the heart, brain, lungs or elsewhere in the body
  • Severe headache, drowsiness, fever, painful eye movements, or nausea and vomiting
  • Dark colored urine, swelling, fatigue, or difficulty breathing

Who should not use GAMMAGARD LIQUID?

Do not use GAMMAGARD LIQUID if you:

  • Have had a severe allergic reaction to immune globulin or other blood products.
  • Have a condition called selective (or severe) immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency.

What should I avoid while taking GAMMAGARD LIQUID?

  • GAMMAGARD LIQUID can make vaccines (like measles/mumps/rubella or chickenpox vaccines) not work as well for you. Before you get any vaccines, tell your healthcare provider (HCP) that you take GAMMAGARD LIQUID.
  • Tell your HCP if you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, or if you are nursing.

What are the possible or reasonably likely side effects of GAMMAGARD LIQUID?

GAMMAGARD LIQUID can cause serious side effects. If any of the following problems occur after starting GAMMAGARD LIQUID, stop the infusion immediately and contact your HCP or call emergency services:

  • Hives, swelling in the mouth or throat, itching, trouble breathing, wheezing, fainting or dizziness. These could be signs of a serious allergic reaction.
  • Bad headache with nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, fever, and sensitivity to light. These could be signs of irritation and swelling of the lining around your brain.
  • Reduced urination, sudden weight gain, or swelling in your legs. These could be signs of a kidney problem.
  • Pain, swelling, warmth, redness, or a lump in your legs or arms. These could be signs of a blood clot.
  • Brown or red urine, fast heart rate, yellow skin or eyes. These could be signs of a liver or blood problem.
  • Chest pain or trouble breathing, or blue lips or extremities. These could be signs of a serious heart or lung problem.
  • Fever over 100ºF. This could be a sign of an infection.

The following one or more possible reactions may occur at the site of infusion of GAMMAGARD LIQUID for PI, generally go away within a few hours, and are less likely after the first few infusions:

  • Mild or moderate pain
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Warmth

During the infusion of GAMMAGARD LIQUID for PI, look out for the first signs of the following common side effects:

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Rashes/hives
  • Cough
  • Chest pain/tightness
  • Chills/shaking chills
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Faster heart rate
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Muscle cramps
  • Sore throat

The most common side effects of GAMMAGARD LIQUID for MMN include:

  • Headache
  • Chest discomfort
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscular weakness
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Ear pain
  • Pain in hands or feet

These are not all the possible side effects. Talk to your HCP about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

For additional safety information, click for Information For Patients and discuss with your HCP.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

References:

  1. Blaese RM, Bonilla FA, Stiehm ER, Younger ME, eds. Patient & Family Handbook for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. 5th ed. Towson, MD: Immune Deficiency Foundation; 2013.
  2. GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] 10% [Prescribing Information]. Westlake Village, CA: Baxalta US Inc.