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Self-Infusion Resources

All the support you need for successful self-infusing

We know that the prospect of self-infusing can be a bit intimidating. First, you will receive instruction and training from your healthcare provider.1 There is a lot to learn and remember, and you may have concerns about “flying solo”. Not to worry – we’ve got you!

As an IgCares member, you’ll also have access to a wealth of educational self-infusion resources, including a detailed, step-by-step illustrated guide to self-infusing, a troubleshooting guide to help you adjust your infusing technique for best results, tips on how to deal with side effects you might experience, and more. We'll also send you a personalized email stream that's tailored to just what you need in your treatment journey, delivering relevant information right on time.

Check out all the IgCares self-infusion resources below.

Self-Infusion Educational Materials

  • Self-Infusion: What to Expect
  • Illustrated Infusion Guide
  • Infusion Troubleshooting Guide
  • Managing Treatment Side Effects
  • The Importance of Infusion Tracking

Self-Infusion: What to Expect

Get ready for self-infusion. If you are just beginning, this guide is for you. Our Self-Infusion: What to Expect article helps IgCares members know what to expect from training and how to best continue therapy management.

View the Self-Infusion: What to Expect Guide

Illustrated Infusion Guide

You've been properly trained by your healthcare provider, and now you’re ready to continue therapy on your own. Even so, it's not uncommon to want a little additional guidance when it comes to self-infusion. Our illustrated, step-by-step Infusion Guide will refresh your memory and help you become adept at the self-infusion process.

View the Infusion Guide

Infusion Troubleshooting Guide

SCIg regimen specifics are unique to each individual patient. Based on your personal experience and response to treatment, your healthcare provider is likely to “tweak” the process as you go. The SCIg Infusion Troubleshooting Guide helps you understand your options when it comes to adjusting your regimen to meet your individual needs. Tips may help you learn tactics to improve your tolerability and provide input to help you have informed discussions with your healthcare provider or pharmacy.

View the Troubleshooting Guide

Managing Side Effects

It is not uncommon for people using SCIg to experience some side effects. In most cases these are mild and decrease over time.2 The IgCares Managing Side Effects article will prepare you for possible SCIg side effects and how to respond to them.

View the Managing Side Effects Article

The Importance of Infusion Tracking

Tracking infusions is crucial for PI patients. A detailed record gives you and your healthcare provider the information necessary to tailor your regimen to what works best for you. Detailed record-keeping can also be extremely useful for securing authorization from your insurance company or for making therapy changes with your pharmacy. The IgCares mobile app offers patients an easy and efficient way to track infusion details, side effects and information about your health in real-time.

View the Importance of Infusion Tracking Article

Learn more about the IgCares mobile app

Self-Infusion Tracking Resources

  • Infusion Tracking
  • Side Effects Tracking
  • Related Health Tracking
  • Printed Infusion Journal

Infusion Tracking Made Easy

IgCares has taken the drudgery out of record-keeping with the IgCares mobile app. Set up your treatment details once and they'll automatically pre-fill every time you log an infusion. Track additional details – infusion duration, administration sites used, product identification details, and more – to suit your personal needs.

Tired of tearing off vial labels and sticking them into a notebook every time you self-infuse? Don’t do it anymore! Use the IgCares mobile app instead to scan your vials and presto! – product details will be automatically recorded in seconds!

Track Side Effects in Real-Time

Experiencing side effects from a recent infusion? Quickly record reactions in real-time, no matter where you are. Not only can you track details about local site reactions, systemic, or allergic reactions immediately, but the IgCares mobile app also gives you guidance on what to do when and if you experience a reaction.

Related Health Tracking

Detailed therapy tracking can really pay off. Logging infection and illness history, hospital visits, days of school or work missed due to illness, and more, can accelerate authorization from your insurance company or pharmacy for changes to treatment. Do so in seconds using the mobile app, and easily recall relevant information when you need it in the future.

Can’t Ditch the Pen and Paper?

No problem! Download our print-friendly IgCares Infusion Journal and use it to log all the infusion and therapy details you wish. You can still use your igcares.com account or IgCares mobile app for a host of other support features and resources. What you track is far more important than how you track – suit yourself!

Download IgCares Infusion Journal

Call on IgCares Expertise

Our knowledgeable IgCares Nurse Advisors can answer questions you have about cutaquig® or potential treatment issues. Expert support and direction are always just a phone call away, available Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET, at 1-833-382-7686.

Our Nurse Advisors do not provide individual medical advice.

References

  1. CUTAQUIG® [package insert]. Lachen, Switzerland: Octapharma AG; 2019.
  2. Kobayashi RH, Gupta S, Melamed I, et al. Clinical Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of a New Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin 16.5% (octanorm [cutaquig]) in the Treatment of Patients with Primary Immunodeficiencies. Frontiers in Immunology. February 2019, Volume 10, Article 40.
Indications and Important Safety Information for cutaquig® (Immune Globulin Subcutaneous (Human) - hipp), 16.5% solution
Warning: Thrombosis
See cutaquig’s full prescribing information for complete boxed warning
Thrombosis may occur with immune globulin products, including cutaquig.
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