See your doctor for a full explanation, and the full prescribing information for complete boxed warning.
Treatment with Privigen might not be possible if your doctor determines you have hyperprolinemia (too much proline in the blood) or are IgA-deficient with antibodies to IgA and a history of hypersensitivity. Tell your doctor if you have previously had a severe allergic reaction (including anaphylaxis) to the administration of human immune globulin. Inform your physician if you notice early signs of hypersensitivity reactions to administration of Privigen, including hives, tightness of the chest, wheezing, or shock.
Immediately report to your physician the following symptoms, which could be signs of serious adverse reactions to Privigen:
Privigen is made from human blood. The risk of transmission of infectious agents, including viruses and, theoretically, the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) agent and its variant (vCJD), cannot be completely eliminated.
Before receiving any vaccine, tell the immunizing physician if you have had recent therapy with Privigen, as the effectiveness of the vaccine could be compromised.
In clinical trials of Privigen, headache was the most common side effect seen in all conditions treated (PI, ITP, and CIDP). Other common side effects that can be seen with treatment include fatigue, nausea, fever, and high blood pressure. These are not the only side effects possible; see the full prescribing information for a complete list of adverse reactions possible with treatment for each condition. Alert your physician to any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid, Privigen®, is approved to:
For more information about Privigen, please see full prescribing information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.