Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and how often it should be given.A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle or a catheter (plastic tube) placed in one of your veins.
If a dose is missed:
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. Keep all appointments. If you miss a dose, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
Make sure your doctor knows if you think you are pregnant, or if you are breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, liver disease, circulation problems, or other blood problems. Make sure your doctor knows if you have had an allergic reaction to any immune globulin.
Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine, especially if doses of other medicine you use are being decreased (steroids, immune suppressants). You may also need frequent blood or urine tests.
This medicine may cause high blood sugar. If you have diabetes, talk with your doctor about how often you should check your blood sugar while on this medicine.
This medicine is made from equine (horse) blood and donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted certain viruses to people who have received them. The risk of getting a virus from medicine made of human blood has been greatly reduced in recent years. This is the result of required testing of human donors for certain viruses, and testing during manufacture of these medicines. Although the risk is low, talk with your doctor if you have concerns.