Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to combat potential side effects brought on by IVIg and other chronic condition treatments?
The process of infusing immune globulin proteins into the blood causes fluids to shift in the body. This sudden shift can lead to headaches.
What you can do
Proper hydration ensures the shift in bodily fluids is less dramatic, which helps to minimize headaches. Hydration is also important for healthy veins, since dehydration can prevent successful venous access.
How you can do it
Hydration should always be top of mind for patients receiving IVIg therapy—especially during the three days preceding and following an infusion treatment. We recommend drinking six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day.
How we can help
It’s important to consult your healthcare provider before modifying your diet or fluid intake.