HyQvia is a liquid medicine that is given under the skin (subcutaneously) to treat primary immunodeficiency (PI) in people 2 years and older.
Meet the only monthly* subQ IG treatment.
HyQvia® [Immune Globulin Infusion 10% (Human) with Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase] is a subcutaneous, or subQ, immune globulin (IG) treatment for primary immunodeficiency, or PI.
If you’re reading this, you’re likely facing PI in one way or another, whether that’s a diagnosis for yourself, a family member, or a friend. Read on to learn what makes HyQvia different from other therapies.
*Every 3 or 4 weeks.
Hy is something found naturally in your body. It is a component of HyQvia. Infused first, it allows more IG to be absorbed into your bloodstream.
In the clinical trials, there were no observable changes in the skin or subQ tissue in almost 3,000 infusions and maximum exposure of over 3 years. After a HyQvia infusion, a temporary, soft swelling may occur around the infusion site, which may last 1 to 3 days due to the volume of fluid infused. The effect of Hy is reversible and your skin will be restored within 24 to 48 hours following your infusion.
It’s important to understand that HyQvia is not right for everyone. Do not take it if you are allergic to IgG, hyaluronidase, other blood products, or any ingredient in HyQvia. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have before starting HyQvia or at any time during your treatment. Learn more about HyQvia safety.
Own your infusion experience with flexible administration or infusion options.
Not everything is one size fits all, especially when it comes to something as important as your PI treatment.
You choose whether you want to infuse in the comfort of your own home by yourself after adequate training from a healthcare professional, or at an infusion center with a nurse. You’ll need to check with your insurance carrier to see what’s covered, but you have options.
Places where infusions are completed:
People who can help administer your infusions:
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The subQ tissue directly beneath your skin is naturally filled with hyaluronan.
Without the Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase (Hy) in HyQvia, hyaluronan would limit the amount of IG that can be infused into the subQ tissue.
Hy allows a larger amount of IG to reach the subQ tissue and be absorbed into the bloodstream. That’s why HyQvia can be infused less frequently than other subQ IG treatments.
HyQvia vs IVIG
This means there is a shorter needle, so it’s less invasive. You get to keep the schedule of an IVIG therapy (every 3 to 4 weeks) with the option of infusing in the comfort of your own home, after adequate training from a healthcare professional. When you infuse into a vein, you have to travel to and from an infusion center so a nurse can complete your infusion. A HyQvia infusion takes about 2 hours, and an IV infusion takes 2-4 hours, sometimes even up to 6 hours.
You choose whether you want to infuse in the comfort of your own home (with training), at an infusion center, by yourself, or with a nurse. Check with your insurance carrier to see what's covered.