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Flebogamma DIF Dosage

Generic name: Human Immunoglobulin G 5g in 50mL
Dosage form: injection, solution

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Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 19, 2019.

For Intravenous Use Only

Dosage

Table 1. Recommended Infusion Rates for Flebogamma 10% DIF
Indication Dose Initial Infusion Rate Maintenance Dose
Rate (if tolerated)
PI 300 to 600 mg per kg body
weight (3.0 to 6.0 mL per kg)
administered every 3 to
4 weeks

0.01 mL per kg per
minute
(1 mg per kg per min)

0.08 mL per kg per minute
(8 mg per kg per min)

ITP 1 g per kg body weight (10 mL per kg) daily for 2 consecutive days

0.01 mL per kg per
minute
(1 mg per kg per min)

0.08 mL per kg per minute
(8 mg per kg per min)

If a patient with PI has been exposed to measles, it may be prudent to administer an extra dose of IGIV as soon as possible and within 6 days of exposure. A dose of 400 mg/kg should provide a serum level > 240 mIU/mL of measles antibodies for at least two weeks.

If a patient with PI is at risk of future measles exposure and receives a dose of less than 530 mg/kg every 3-4 weeks, the dose should be increased to at least 530 mg/kg. This should provide a serum level of 240 mIU/mL of measles antibodies for at least 22 days after infusion.

As there are significant differences in the half-life of IgG among patients with PI, the frequency and amount of immunoglobulin therapy may vary from patient to patient. Adjust the dose according to clinical response.

Adjust the dosage over time to achieve the desired serum trough IgG levels and clinical responses. No randomized controlled trial data are available to determine an optimum target trough serum IgG level.

Preparation and Handling

  • Inspect Flebogamma 10% DIF visually for particulate matter and color prior to administration. Do not use the vial if particles are detected. Do not use if turbid.
  • Several vials of Flebogamma 10% DIF may be pooled into an empty sterile solution container by using aseptic technique, if large doses are to be administered.
  • Do not dilute with intravenous fluids. Do not inject other medications into intravenous tubing being used for Flebogamma 10% DIF.
  • Infuse Flebogamma 10% DIF through a separate intravenous line. Do not add any medications or intravenous fluids to the Flebogamma 10% DIF infusion container. Do not mix IGIV products of different formulations or from different manufacturers.
  • Discard unused contents and administration devices after use.
  • Use promptly any vial that has been entered.
  • Discard partially used vials. Do not save for future use because the solution contains no preservative.
  • Do not use solution that has been frozen.

Administration

The recommended initial infusion rate of Flebogamma 10% DIF is 0.01 mL per kg body weight per minute (1 mg per kg per min) for the first thirty minutes. If tolerated, the rate may be gradually increased to 0.04 mL per kg body weight per minute (4 mg per kg per min) and if tolerated, gradually increased to a maximum of 0.08 mL per kg body weight per min (8 mg per kg per min).

Monitor patient vital signs throughout the infusion. Slow or stop the infusion if adverse reactions occur. If symptoms subside promptly, the infusion may be resumed at a lower rate that is comfortable for the patient.

For the first 2-3 infusions, Flebogamma 10% DIF may be administered at infusion rates slower than recommended rates. If after administration of the first few infusions no adverse drug reactions are observed, the infusion rate for subsequent infusions may be slowly increased to the maximum rate. For patients experiencing adverse drug reactions, reduce the infusion rate in subsequent infusions or administer IGIV at 5% concentration.

Further information

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