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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Privigen intravenous.

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8 Total User Reviews

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1-4 of 4
Condition: Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder
10/23/2014 2:03:24 PM

Reviewer: NKB, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I would say that the infusions are working really well as it keeps me out of hospital and ICU. After the very first infusion I was chilled, had a bad headache, and was exhausted. My husband had to bring me out to the car in a wheelchair. I now take an antihistamine and acetaminophen prior to the infusion and now drive myself to and from treatments. Sometimes I feel invigorated afterward and other ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder
9/25/2012 4:31:50 PM

Reviewer: Nette, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Privigen has given me so much more energy to be able to do activites with my son and husband! It is also keeping me from getting infections that I would normally have all the time. The only thing is the bad headache I have for days after infusing. My rate is very slow and I infuse for 8 hours, but still have it. The rewards out weigh the side effects!!

Condition: Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder
5/17/2012 11:00:26 AM

Reviewer: MsFit, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I just completed my 2nd year of treatment and I've gone from chronic illness 14 times a year (throat/ear/nose, bronchitis, pneumonia,asthma related illness) down to perhaps most... 4 times a year. HUGE improvement and difference in my quality of life. Some months after treatment within hours I feel like I had rocket fuel in my treatment (((smile))) and 20 yrs. younger. Other times I am ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder
9/6/2010 5:17:34 AM

Reviewer: crae1966, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I never was infection free after a year and a half. I was still ALWAYS SICK WITH SINUS INFECTIONS. the side effects were minor and when I was well with no infection I felt great. I would recommend this to anyone who has this nasty condition. It was do able, my body just didn't stay well? feel free to write me,,,

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