Is IVIg A Treatment for Myasthenia Gravis?

Q:
Is IVIg a treatment for myasthenia gravis?

A:
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) provides your body with normal antibodies, which alters your immune system response.

IVIg has a lower risk of side effects than plasmapheresis and immune-suppressing therapy do. However, it may take about a week to start working, and the benefits usually last no more than three to six weeks.

Side effects, which usually are mild, may include chills, dizziness, headaches and fluid retention.

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