Your ITP therapy is determined by how severe your symptoms are. In some cases, no therapy is needed at all and your doctor will monitor your symptoms and platelet counts. If you are over 15 and have chronic or more severe ITP, your doctor may prescribe drugs that alter the immune system's attack on platelets. These include corticosteroids (eg, prednisone) and/or intravenous infusions of immunoglobulin (IVIg) like Privigen.
Privigen is given intravenously (into the vein) by a medical professional, either in a medical setting or in your home.
Privigen was proven safe and effective in a clinical trial for chronic ITP that studied 57 patients.
The clinical study also showed that Privigen IVIg infusion is safe and effective in the treatment of chronic ITP.
People with chronic ITP can live full and productive lives. Just take a few simple precautions and see your doctor regularly. Here are some tips from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to help you manage chronic ITP: