Vyvgart Infusion Therapy

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Vyvgart is a biologic therapy that is indicated to treat:

  • Recommended treatment of generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) in adult patients who are anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody positive.

What Is Vyvgart? 

Vyvgart (efgartigimod alfa-fcab) is a prescription medication administered for patients in all IVX Health centers via IV infusion. 

How Vyvgart Works  

Vyvgart works by attaching to and blocking neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn), thus taking spots from immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies, including harmful AChR antibodies that cause the symptoms of generalized myasthenia gravis. 


What Is Vyvgart Used For?  

Doctors order efgartigimod alfa-fcab to treat: 

  • Recommended treatment of generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) in adult patients who are anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody positive. 

Vyvgart Infusion Dosage and Administration  

Patients receive efgartigimod alfa-fcab intravenously. Treatment time for a Vyvgart infusion at a medical clinic like IVX Health usually lasts around 60 minutes 

Dosage and Frequency  

Before receiving their first intravenous infusion of efgartigimod alfa-fcab, the ordering physician determines the patient’s dose. This dose depends on the patient’s weight as well as the severity of the condition for which he or she is receiving treatment. 

Vyvgart is administered in treatment cycles, with each cycle consisting of 4 weekly infusions. Then your healthcare provider will determine if additional cycles are needed after observing results of the treatment. 

Administering Vyvgart via IV Infusion  

  1. The nurse prepares the patient’s arm by using rubbing alcohol to sterilize the location that is being used to insert the IV needle. 
  2. Following needle insertion, the IV line is held in place with tape. 
  3. The nurse attaches the patient’s IV line to the line coming down from the bag of medication. 

Every half-an-hour, the patient’s nurse takes his or her vitals. 


Vyvgart Infusion Side Effects  

As with all medications, side effects are possible.  

Common side effects include: 

  • Respiratory tract infection 
  • Headache 
  • Urinary tract infection 

Serious side effects include: 

  • Infection  
  • Undesirable immune reactions (hypersensitivity reactions)

How To Prepare for a Vyvgart Infusion  

It is essential that patients inform their physician if they: 

  • Have a history of infection or think they have an infection 
  • Are taking any medications including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements 

Before treatment, patients should get a good night’s sleep. In addition, they need to drink an adequate amount of fluid and eat a meal before their Vyvgart IV infusion treatment at IVX Health. 

During treatment with Vyvgart, patients need to avoid receiving live vaccines. 


How to Get a Referral for Vyvgart IV Infusions  

Every Vyvgart referral must be accompanied by a physician’s order for treatment. 

  • Patient information should include: 
  • Name 
  • Current address 
  • Home and mobile phone number 
  • Insurance information 

Information the physician must include on the patient’s order for Vyvgart IV therapy: 

  • Patient’s name and DOB 
  • Order date 
  • Diagnosis 
  • Physician’s name and NPI# 
  • Office address, phone, and fax numbers 
  • Provider’s signature 

Supporting clinical documentation from the physician should include: 

  • Supporting clinicals that show the patient is AChR antibody positive 

If you or someone you care about has one of the conditions that Vyvgart infusions treat, you may want to learn more about IV infusion treatments with efgartigimod alfa-fcab. To find an IVX Health infusion center near you, please click here. 

Patients chose IVX Health to receive their ongoing Vyvgart treatments because:

  • ALL private suites
  • Comfortable recliners, with chairs for guests
  • Evening & weekend appointments
  • Friendly clinical staff deliver personal service
  • Big screen TVs, high-speed WiFi, free snacks

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The infusion experience is a tough one. So to create this serene, peaceful environment means more than you will ever know.

Jennifer, Patient at IVX Health

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