The difference between SubQ and IVIG

SubQ vs IVIG

IG therapy can be given one of two ways, subQ infusion or IV infusion.

SubQ stands for subcutaneous, meaning under the skin. IV stands for intravenous, meaning into a vein. So, the two categories of IG therapy are known as:

  • SubQ IG: IG therapy given under the skin, which can be done in the comfort of your own home after proper training by a nurse
  • IVIG: IG therapy given directly into a vein, which is often done by a nurse at an infusion center

Why HyQvia?

Yes, it is the only monthly (every 3 or 4 weeks) subQ infusion treatment, but there are other reasons to learn about too.

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