Immunoglobulin Therapy
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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Immunoglobulin Therapy Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have IVIg, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Headache
  • Infection
  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Damage to the kidneys
  • Blood clots
  • Allergic reaction to the IVIg

Call Your Doctor

As with the introduction of any foreign substance or chemical to the body, the possibility of allergic reaction exists. If you experience any of the following symptoms of anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reaction), you should call the doctor immediately:

  • Wheezing and/or difficulty breathing
  • Confusion
  • Slurred or abnormal speech
  • Rapid heartbeat or heart palpitations, weak or rapid pulse
  • Blue tint to the skin, lips, or fingernails
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or feeling faint
  • Hives , rash, or itching
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , or abdominal cramping
  • Cough or nasal congestion
  • Reddened skin

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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