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22-07-2021 | Rheumatology | News | Article


IVIG receives FDA approval for dermatomyositis

Claire Barnard

medwireNews: The US FDA has approved intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for the treatment of dermatomyositis in adults.

Previously approved for chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura, IVIG may now be used for dermatomyositis at a dose of 2 g/kg divided into equal doses given over 2–5 consecutive days once every 4 weeks.

This approval is based on results from the phase 3 ProDERM trial, which demonstrated significantly higher treatment response rates among patients with active dermatomyositis who were treated with IVIG versus placebo.

The label for IVIG contains a boxed warning for thrombosis, renal dysfunction, and acute renal failure.

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