Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is an immunomodulating agent (one that has an effect on the immune system) and is used to treat a number of autoimmune conditions. Another term for immunoglobulin is antibody. Intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIg) is a sterile, highly-purified IgG preparation made from pooled human plasma stabilized with various ingredients, which is administered through the vein. IgG can also be administered under the skin (subcutaneously). This form is known as SQIg.
The body uses antibodies to identify and neutralize foreign agents (such as bacteria and viruses), and to regulate immune responses. With certain medical conditions like autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system attacks non-foreign body tissues including muscles, nerves or skin. In others, the immune system may not be able to make the antibodies needed to combat infectious diseases. In these instances, IVIg/ SQIg can be used to replace antibodies necessary for the body to defend itself against infections.
Kroger Specialty Pharmacy's team of experts set a clear path to IVIg/ SQIg therapy management and support.
We are able to provide IVIg/ SQIg patients, providers and partners with the necessary coordination of care vital to achieving successful treatment outcomes. By utilizing our expert patient care team comprised of Doctors of Pharmacy, registered pharmacists and nurses, reimbursement specialists and dedicated Patient Care Coordinators (PCCs), we are able to offer each and every patient and partner with high-quality, personalized care, ongoing patient evaluation and clinical support including frequent patient follow-up and continual education about their IVIg/ SQIg treatment.