Gammaked Background

GAMMAKED Treatment Options

If you have chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), primary immunodeficiency (PI), or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Gammaked is an IGIV therapy manufactured using plasma from healthy donors collected in centers across the United States and is indicated for1:

PATIENTS WITH CIDP:

When the body's immune system mistakes myelin—the protective covering around nerve fibers—as foreign and attacks it,2 Gamamaked provides healthy antibodies to block the immune and inflammatory processes that attack and destroy myelin.1


PATIENTS WITH PI:

When the body lacks the healthy antibodies needed to fight off infections caused by viruses and bacteria,3 Gammaked provides those healthy antibodies.1


PATIENTS WITH ITP:

When the body makes antibodies that destroy platelets, the cells found in the blood that control bleeding,2 Gammaked provides healthy antibodies to bring the platelet count back to a healthier level.1


If you have CIDP, PI, or ITP and are being treated with IGIV, you will receive an infusion of IGIV on a regularly scheduled basis as determined by your doctor. It will most likely be given to you through a vein in your arm at a doctor's office, hospital or infusion center. You may also be able to arrange to have your infusion at home.

Take Care With Gammaked

References1. Gammaked [package insert]. Fort Lee, NJ: Kedrion Biopharma Inc.; 2013. 2. Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, et al, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2008. 3. Immune Deficiency Foundation. Primary immune deficiency diseases in America: the first national survey of patients and specialists. www.primaryimmune.org. Accessed October 1, 2014.