HyQvia is a liquid medicine that is given under the skin (subcutaneously) to treat primary immunodeficiency (PI) in people 2 years and older.
*Two years of age and older.
If you’re here, you’re likely a parent, caregiver, or pretty smart kid or teen seeking more information about PI and HyQvia. Maybe a doctor has mentioned the possibility of PI, there’s been a diagnosis, or you are new to HyQvia. However you found us, we’re so glad you’re here. You’ll find all kinds of info about PI, HyQvia, and what can be done to make your kiddo or teen feel more comfortable with infusions.
One of the main reasons parents come here is because of how infrequently their child may be able to infuse—up to every 28 days. That’s monthly infusions (every 3 or 4 weeks). Plus, infusing at home is a possibility too, with the protection from infection your child needs. Your child’s doctor will help you decide what’s best, but the possibility is there. Which is great because life is busy, and so are kids!
That’s once a month, as opposed to more frequent infusions. HyQvia is the only monthly subQ IG treatment. This flexible dosing schedule, prescribed by your child's doctor, allows your child to minimize the impact infusing can have on their daily routine. So, whether they just love to play, read, or they have a busy schedule, they may be able to do more of it because of fewer infusions per month.
With HyQvia, there are infusion options to fit every comfort level.
Your child has the option to infuse at home or in a center, and self-infusion (after appropriate training) or infusion with nurse assistance. You, your child, and the doctor can decide what’s right. It really depends on you and your child’s comfort level.
EFFECTIVENESS & SAFETY
per patient-year with HyQvia
About the study
The most common adverse reactions observed in >5% of patients in the clinical trials were: local adverse reactions including pain, erythema, edema, and pruritus, and systemic adverse reactions including headache, antibody formation against Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase (rHuPH20), fatigue, nausea, pyrexia, and vomiting.
What can your child do during the infusion?
Great question. We know that it’s hard for kids to sit still. Period. No matter the age. The key to helping them through their infusion is to tap into their interests. Does your child love to craft? Stock up on crafting supplies and bust ’em out for their infusion. Does your child love to play video games? Let ’em play a little longer. Here are a few other ideas:
Want to know what it’s like to infuse?
Learn the different ways to infuse from start to finish.
*Between infusions, based on administration every 3 or 4 weeks.
Ask your doctor about
a free trial program.
HelloHYQVIA is a free trial program your child can be enrolled in (if eligible) that covers the entire cost of their first three infusions and supplies.