Tolerability of a new 10% liquid immunoglobulin for intravenous use, Privigen, at different infusion rates.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial, Phase III;Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

PURPOSE: The tolerability of L-proline-stabilized Privigen, a new 10% liquid immunoglobulin for intravenous administration, was assessed at high infusion rates in a Phase III, open-label, single-arm, multicenter study in 45 patients with primary immune deficiencies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Maximum infusion rates were not assigned prospectively. For analysis, patients were grouped according to maximum infusion rate in a low infusion rate group (8 mg/kg/min) and high infusion rate group (12 mg/kg/min). RESULTS: Twenty-three patients, selected at the investigators' discretion for the high infusion rate group based on their good tolerability, tolerated Privigen at 12 mg/kg/min with no increase in temporally associated adverse events (AEs) above the level they had experienced at 8 mg/kg/min. The proportion of infusions with temporally associated AEs in these patients was 0.079 [97.5% confidence interval (CI) 0.114] compared to 0.211 (97.5% CI 0.267) in the low infusion rate group. The most frequent AE was headache. Thus, selected patients tolerate Privigen at high infusion rates.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sleasman, JW; Duff, CM; Dunaway, T; Rojavin, MA; Stein, MR

Published Date

  • May 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 442 - 448

PubMed ID

  • 20217199

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10875-010-9373-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands