Privigen is a therapy that helps protect the health of PI patients by supplying their immune systems with antibodies to help prevent infections. By boosting levels of IgG, Privigen can help prevent serious and recurring infections and other complications in people with PI. For people with chronic ITP, Privigen can raise platelet counts to help prevent bleeding.
Privigen comes in a small glass bottle and is given through a small needle into a vein, or "intravenously." It is administered by a nurse or doctor–whether you're at a hospital, clinic, physician's office, or in your home.
Unlike any other IVIg therapy, Privigen was specifically designed with proline to improve convenience and better preserve the immunoglobulin it's made of. Because of proline stabilization, Privigen:
Is a ready-to-use liquid, saving you time, unlike IVIg products that come as powders that need to be mixed before use
Is stored at room temperature and is always ready for immediate use
CSL Behring, the maker of Privigen, has a more than 65-year heritage of safety and excellence in plasma (part of the blood) therapies. Our quality controls are among the most rigorous in the business, and our products meet the highest international standards. Find out more about our manufacturing quality in this brochure.
The process used to make Privigen involves several steps, including a 3-step virus inactivation/removal process
*Occurring in more than 10% of subjects in the clinical trials.
Proline is a naturally occurring amino acid. It can be made by the body and is found in certain foods in a normal, healthy diet.
Treatment with Privigen might not be possible if your doctor determines that you have hyperprolinemia (too much proline in the blood).
An antibody is an essential part of the immune system that identifies and destroys disease-causing bacteria or viruses. IgG, found in Privigen, is the main type of antibody made by the immune system.