IVIG Updates

How Different IVIG Brands Can Affect Your CIDP Healing

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IVIG is used to treat CIDP and GBS. However, negative reactions to IVIG brands are often caused by the inactive ingredients in some brands of IVIG and not IVIG itself. By Shiraz Abbas IVIG is a form of immunoglobin therapy which consists of a mixture of antibodies (immunoglobulins). It is used to treat a variety […]

What is the Prognosis of CIDP Neuropathy?

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Looking at the Prognosis of CIDP Neuropathy Prognosis of CIDP Neuropathy? The course of CIDP varies widely among individuals. Some may have a bout of CIDP followed by spontaneous recovery, while others may have many bouts with partial recovery in between relapses. The disease is a treatable cause of acquired neuropathy and initiation of early […]

Reducing Side Effects of IVIG Treatment

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The side effects of IVIG are few, but managing them is still important IVIG is the ideal treatment for CIDP neuropathy. In order to maximize its success, you need to know how to manage its side-effects no matter how minimal they are. But this is even more important when they become intolerable. Intolerable side effects […]

List of Premeds Often Used Before IVIG Treatment

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Premeds are an important part of IVIG infusion in treating diseases like CIDP neuropathy, make sure to talk to your doctor and see what works best for you. The following is a list of premeds people used before IVIG treatment. IVIG treats and sometimes cures CIDP neuropathy. According to NuFactor.com: Category Drugs Names (Brand) [Route […]

IVIG Can Treat Lyme Disease

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IVIG Can Treat Lyme Disease which often shows similar symptoms to CIDP Neuropathy IVIG is known to treat a variety of diseases. Lyme disease is a disease that brings about similar symptoms as CIDP neuropathy (and may likely be associated with it). However, IVIG has been shown to treat Lyme disease just like neuropathy. Neurologists […]

Pre-Medications Reduces Side-Effects of IVIG

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IVIG side-effects do happen but not serious. Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) preparations are safe and effective treatments for CIDP neuropathy or Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and other medical conditions. Serious, but uncommon reactions occur, and include thromboembolic events, (e.g., pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, myocardial infarction, transient ischemic attack), renal dysfunction and acute renal failure. Mild […]

IVIG, Pre-medications and Driving

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Pre-medications are often used for IVIG infusions for those who have CIDP neuropathy. Pre-medications can often cause drowsiness in many people. Pre-medications are the kinds of medications you must take before IVIG. These include analgesics like acetaminophen and antihistamines like Benadryl.   For this reason, IVIG and driving on your own isn’t always the best […]

The Benefits of IVIG – CIDP Neuropathy

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The underlying problem in all autoimmune diseases, such as CIDP Neuropathy, is often similar. One part of your immune system has decided to attack part of your body, instead of defending your body from bacteria and viruses. While the cause of this damage is unknown, IVIG contains antibodies which are believed to block this attack. […]

IVIG Is Sometimes Called GAMMA – CIDP Neuropathy

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IVIG is a blood product is often used to treat CIDP type neuropathy among other human diseases. It is made up of immunoglobulins (say: im-YOU-no-GLOB-you-lins), which are also called antibodies. Antibodies help protect the body from germs, such as viruses. Antibodies are made by the immune system. The immune system is the part of the […]