Hizentra is a subcutaneous immunoglobulin, or SCIg, which means it is infused in the fatty layer located just under the skin, and NOT in a vein.
Before you can self-infuse Hizentra, you will need proper training from your healthcare professional. Several resources are available here to help you and your doctor make sure you're comfortable with the self-infusion process.
Watch the instruction videos here or download the self-administration guide to review the step-by-step instructions on preparation, proper infusion techniques, and administration.
Self-infusing with Hizentra prefilled syringes
Self-infusing with Hizentra vials
You can use up to 8 infusion sites at the same time. In clinical trials, most patients used 4 or fewer infusion sites. If you are using more than one infusion site, be sure the infusion sites are at least 2 inches apart. Use a different site from the last time you infused. New sites should be at least 1 inch from a previous site.
Recommended infusion sites include the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, and side of upper leg/hip. Your healthcare professional will teach you how to properly administer Hizentra.
The needle used for Hizentra infusions is relatively small. Depending on your size and weight, your doctor will recommend the appropriate supplies.
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The Hizentra app gives you the freedom and flexibility to set treatment reminders and record infusion details right in the palm of your hand.
Stay on track with your therapy and keep a clear record of your infusion history to help manage your treatment needs. Regularly tracking your infusions gives you the power to share your treatment history and improve conversations with your doctor around the best dosing and infusion schedule for you!
Existing MyHizentra® Infusion Manager app users will automatically transition to the Hizentra app when they update their app.
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Remember that your doctor, nurse, and specialty pharmacist are excellent sources of information when you have questions. Make sure to keep their numbers handy. CSL Behring also provides a number of resources through Hizentra Connect to help you: just call 1-877-355-4447 Mon–Fri, 8 AM–8 PM ET.