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Octagam Biologic Infusion Therapy

What conditions does Octagam treat?

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 idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in adults, respectively. 

How does Octagam work?

PI disease

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. 

ITP

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. The dose depends on age and body weight. Octagam 5% (for PI): Once every 3 to 4 weeks for 12 months. Octagam 10% (for ITP): Total dose is divided into two doses given on two consecutive days. 

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This product may be used to treat other conditions, not listed here. If you are currently using or have a physician’s order to begin using this product for an unlisted condition and you have questions related to 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