Primary immune deficiency:

Indications for: OCTAGAM 5%

Primary humoral immunodeficiency (eg, congenital agammaglobulinemia, common variable immunodeficiency, X-linked agammaglobulinemia, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, severe combined immunodeficiencies).

Adults and Children:

Individualize. 300‒600mg/kg by IV infusion every 3‒4 weeks at infusion rate of 0.5mg/kg/min for the first 30min, if tolerated may increase at 30min intervals to 1mg/kg/min, then 2mg/kg/min, then up to max 3.33mg/kg/min. Risk of measles exposure and receives <530mg/kg every 3‒4 weeks, may increase to at least 530mg/kg; if exposed, give as soon as possible (within 6 days of exposure). Risk of renal dysfunction/failure or thrombosis: give at the minimum practicable infusion rate; max: <3.3mg/kg/min. See full labeling.

OCTAGAM 5% Contraindications:

IgA deficiency with antibodies against IgA. Previous severe reaction to human immune globulin. Hypersensitivity reaction to corn.

Boxed Warning:

Thrombosis. Renal dysfunction and acute renal failure.

OCTAGAM 5% Warnings/Precautions:

Advanced age, prolonged immobilization, hypercoagulable conditions, history of venous or arterial thrombosis, use of estrogens, indwelling central vascular catheters, hyperviscosity, cardiovascular risk factors: increased risk of thrombosis. Monitor for signs/symptoms of thrombosis and assess blood viscosity in patients at risk for hyperviscosity. Ensure adequate hydration. Pre-existing renal insufficiency, diabetes, >65yrs, hypovolemia, sepsis, paraproteinemia: increased risk of renal dysfunction or acute renal failure. Correct volume depletion prior to initiation. Assess renal function, BUN, serum creatinine, urine output before and during therapy; consider discontinuing if renal function deteriorates. Discontinue if hypersensitivity reactions occur; have epinephrine available. Avoid in those with corn allergy. Hyperproteinemia, increased serum viscosity and hyponatremia may occur. Risk of aseptic meningitis syndrome esp. in those with a history of migraine, high doses (2g/kg), and/or rapid infusion. Monitor for hemolysis and delayed hemolytic anemia; consider measuring baseline hemoglobin or hematocrit and approx. 36–96hrs post-infusion if patients are high risk. Monitor for pulmonary adverse reactions; perform test for anti-neutrophil antibodies if transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) suspected. Antibody formation. Risk of transmission of blood-borne diseases. Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

OCTAGAM 5% Classification:

Immune globulin.

OCTAGAM 5% Interactions:

Avoid live viral vaccines for ≥3 months. Concomitant nephrotoxic drugs: increased risk of acute renal failure. Falsely elevated results with some blood glucose tests (eg, GDH-PQQ based or glucose-dye-oxidoreductase methods); use glucose-specific method only. May lead to a positive direct or indirect antiglobulin (Coombs) test due to passive transmission of antibodies to erythrocyte antigens.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, nausea; anaphylactic reactions, thrombosis; rare: hemolytic anemia, aseptic meningitis syndrome, TRALI.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Single-use bottle—1