In addition to the training you will receive from your healthcare team during the ramp-up period, these step-by-step guides can help you get off to a good start with your HYQVIA infusions. Select the PDF or video that applies to you.
HYQVIA can be administered using a Peristaltic Infusion pump or a Syringe driver pump. You, your healthcare professional and pharmacy will determine which equipment is right for you.
What You Should Know About Self-Infusing With HYQVIA1
Before the Infusion:
Always follow the directions provided to you by your healthcare professional regarding the dose, schedule, and how to infuse HYQVIA.
Choose a less busy day and plan ahead to avoid disruptions while infusing.
Set up your supplies in a clean area and carefully read the instructions provided to you.
Allow HYQVIA to reach room temperature (this may take up to 60 minutes).
HYQVIA can be held at room temperature up to 3 months during the first 24 months from date of manufacturing printed on the carton. Be sure to keep it in the box to protect it from light.
During the Infusion:
- Get comfortable and try to relax during your infusion.
Local infusion-site reactions such as mild to moderate pain, temporary soft pancake-like swelling, itching, and skin redness are common with HYQVIA.
- Flat, pancake-like swelling may last 1 to 3 days.
- Other infusion-site reactions generally go away within a few hours.
- In addition to local reactions, most common side effects may include headache, fatigue, nausea, fever, and vomiting.
- If side effects increase in severity or persist for more than a few days, call your physician or hospital emergency services immediately.
- Never infuse HYQVIA into or around an infected or red swollen area.
- Let your doctor know if you experience any leakage at your infusion site.
If any of the following problems occur after starting HYQVIA, stop the infusion immediately and contact your HCP or call emergency services:
- Hives, swelling in the mouth or throat, itching, trouble breathing, wheezing, fainting or dizziness. These could be signs of a serious allergic reaction.
- Bad headache with nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, fever, and sensitivity to light. These could be signs of irritation and swelling of the lining around your brain.
- Reduced urination, sudden weight gain, or swelling in your legs. These could be signs of a kidney problem.
- Pain, swelling, warmth, redness, or a lump in your legs or arms, other than at the infusion site(s). These could be signs of a blood clot.
- Brown or red urine, fast heart rate, yellow skin or eyes. These could be signs of a liver or blood problem.
- Chest pain or trouble breathing, blue lips or extremities. These could be signs of a serious heart or lung problem.
- Fever over 100°F. This could be a sign of an infection.
These are not all of the possible side effects for HYQVIA. Talk to your healthcare professional about any side effects that bother you or that don’t go away.
After the Infusion:
- Record your infusion time, date, dose, infusion-site location, and any reactions you may experience in your infusion log.
- Make sure to follow up with your physician routinely.