1. Bauer, Susan BSN, RN, CRNI(R), VA-BC
  2. Fadeyi, Michael PharmD, MS
  3. Chan, Sheryl RPH


Gammaplex 10% (immune globulin intravenous [human], Bio Products Laboratory, Ltd) can be administered with a 15-minute rate-escalation protocol. This analysis examined safety, patient satisfaction, and cost savings in 49 patients administered Gammaplex 10% via rapid infusion over 11 months. Fourteen patients reported 38 adverse reactions, 37 of which were deemed minor/moderate. Patient satisfaction was very good/outstanding. Infusions were estimated to be 2.4 hours shorter than previously administered intravenous immunoglobulin infusions, saving $151.61 per visit in nursing costs. Rapid infusion of Gammaplex 10% was found to be a safe option to reduce the costs of intravenous immunoglobulin treatment while maintaining patient satisfaction.