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Starting cutaquig

Cutaquig is given under the skin (subcutaneously).
Self-administer cutaquig only after you have been properly instructed and trained by your healthcare provider. Administration of cutaquig should be done at regular weekly intervals. Provided the total weekly dose is maintained, any dosing interval from daily up to weekly can be used and will result in systemic IgG exposure that is comparable to the previous IVIg treatment.1

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How do I administer cutaquig?

Cutaquig is administered below the skin with an infusion pump and subcutaneous needles. You can infuse cutaquig in the following areas: upper arm, abdomen, upper leg/hip, and/or thigh.

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Download the patient infusion guide for step-by-step directions on how to self-administer cutaquig. Click here to download Full Prescribing Information.

Keep track of your infusions

It is important to keep an infusion journal to record details of each cutaquig infusion, so that your healthcare provider can monitor your progress. Be sure to fill out every section and keep an accurate record of each time you administer cutaquig. Please remember to bring your journal to any appointments with your healthcare provider. During your first few infusions, it is recommended that you ask your infusion nurse or trainer to help you complete your journal.

Download the infusion journal to track cutaquig infusions. Click here to download Full Prescribing Information.

What are the possible side effects of CUTAQUIG?

The most common side effects that may occur with cutaquig are1:

  • Infusion site reactions
  • Dermatitis
  • Headache
  • Asthma
  • Fever
  • Skin abrasion
  • Diarrhea

One or more of the following possible side effects may occur at the site of infusion; these may go away within a few hours and are less likely after the first few infusions:

  • Mild or moderate pain
  • Redness
  • Itching

If you experience any side effects, tell your healthcare provider.

You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to Pfizer Inc. at 1-800-438-1985 or to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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How long will it take to infuse cutaquig?

There are a number of factors that can impact the time it takes to infuse cutaquig: the volume of your weekly dose, the rate at which your tubing/pump allows, the number of needles you choose to use, the gauge (internal size) of your needles, and the amount of subcutaneous tissue you have. In the clinical trial, it took, on average, approximately 1 1/2 hours for the patients to complete their infusions.1

Note that based on the cutaquig clinical trial, there are guidelines that your healthcare provider will use to set the initial rate of infusion for you. To help your body get used to the infusions, they might use tubing/pump rates that are slower at first.

How should I store cutaquig?

Cutaquig may be refrigerated at +2o C to +8o C (36o F to 46o F ) for up to 36 months from the date of manufacture. Within its 36 month shelf life, cutaquig may be removed from the refrigerator and stored at room temperature up to +25o C (77o F) for up to 6 months without being refrigerated again, and must be discarded if not used after this. Do not freeze cutaquig, and do not use frozen product. Keep the vial in the carton to protect it from light.1

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