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Octagam IVIg Infusion Therapy

What is Octagam?

Octagam 5% and 10% liquid solutions are biologic, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) drugs used to treat ‚Äčprimary immunodeficiency (PI) disease in patients 2 years and older and immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in adults, respectively. 

How does Octagam work?

Primary Immunodeficiency

People with PI disease experience frequent and recurring infections because they lack healthy infection-fighting proteins in their blood called antibodies. Gamunex-C contains antibodies derived from healthy human blood, which helps PI patients fight off serious bacterial and viral infections. 

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Patients with ITP have defective immune systems that make antibodies that destroy blood clotting cells called platelets. Octagam can quickly increase platelet counts to prevent and control bleeding. 

How is Octagam administered?

Octagam is administered intravenously. Octagam 5% (for PI): Once every 3 to 4 weeks for 12 months. Octagam 10% (for ITP): Total dose is divided into 2 doses given on 2 consecutive days. Each infusion takes about 90 minutes. Dosage depends on age and body weight. 

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Octagam PATIENT Assistance PROGRAM

This product may be used to treat other conditions not listed. If you are currently using or have a physician’s order to begin using this product for an unlisted condition and you have questions about whether or not we can offer you infusion services, please call our office or fill out a form and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.

If you’d like more information about the other treatment options we offer, please visit the IV infusions or biologic injections pages to learn more.