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How Gammaked Copay Assistance Works
1 – Check Your Coverage/Benefits Verification
Our team of expert billers finds the best avenues of coverage that minimize out-of-pocket costs.
2 – Transfer Prescription to AmeriPharma
We process your prescription by working with your previous pharmacy or prescriber, making the transition quick and easy.
3 – Prior Authorization
Our team of specialists obtains approval from your insurance companies within 24 to 72 hours.
6 – Delivery Coordination
Medications are always delivered in strict compliance with the specific requirements for immune globulin shipping. Next-day and overnight cold-chain deliveries are coordinated around your schedule.
What Is Gammaked?
Gammaked is a sterile, decontaminated, ready-to-use 10% solution of human immunoglobulins. It is extracted from human plasma and comprises antibodies, which help protect us against viral and bacterial infections.
Gammaked serves as an injectable immunoglobulin (IG), used for treating primary humoral immunodeficiency disorders (PI). In these disorders, patients are deficient in functioning antibodies for fighting infections.
Gammaked is synthesized using plasma that is obtained from FDA-licensed centers in the United States. Before accepting a sample, each donor is adequately screened. In addition, every collected sample is tested to ensure its safety before it is cleared for FDA approval.
What Is Gammaked Used For?
Gammaked is indicated for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in adults and children.
- Primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI) in individuals two years and older.
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in adults.
Is Gammaked the Same as Gamunex?
Gamunex-C and Gammaked IVIG are similar in most aspects. They are manufactured by Grifols Therapeutics, Inc., have the same FDA-approved indications, similar pH ranges from 4.0-4.5, and the same plasma source and half-life (35 hours).
However, Gamunex-C has a slightly higher IgA content of 51 ± 1.4 mcg/ml as opposed to 47 ± 13 mcg/ml for Gammaked.
Copay and Financial Assistance
AmeriPharma Specialty Care alleviates financial burdens for patients and their families
Advanced software locates funding sources to match you with top-dollar foundation programs
One of our copay assistance specialists will assist with the application process
Automatic updates will be sent to you and your physician on the status of the funding
Gammaked Side Effects
Side effects of Gammaked include:
- Chills and fever
- Ear pain
- Inflammation of the throat and nasal passages
- Painful soreness in the mouth and throat with white patches and red areas
- Pain in the abdomen, chest, arms, or legs
- Muscle spasms or weakness
- Muscle pain
- Swelling in ankles or feet
- High blood pressure
Side effects at the injection site:
- Skin redness
Gammaked Administration and Dosing
Intravenous or subcutaneous administration of Gammaked is performed for different indications. The route for each condition, along with the dose, is tabulated in the Gammaked infusion rate chart below.
IV administration only, for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) (Do not administer subcutaneously).
|Indication||Dose||Initial infusion rate||Maintenance infusion rate|
|CIDP||Loading dose- 2 g/kg|
Maintenance dose – 1 g/kg
|2 mg/kg/min||8 mg/kg/min (every 3 wks)|
|ITP||2 g/kg||1 mg/kg/min||8 mg/kg/min|
Subcutaneous administration for primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI).
|Route of administration||Dose||Initial infusion rate||Maintenance infusion rate|
|Subcutaneous (S/C)||1.37 x current IV dose in g/IV dose interval in wks||Adult- |
10 ml/hr/site (< 25 kg) 15 ml/hr/site (≥ 25 kg)
10 ml/hr/site (< 25 kg)
20 ml/hr/site (≤ 25 kg) Weekly
|Intravenous (I/V)||300 to 600 mg per kg||1 mg per kg per min||8 mg/kg/min Every 3-4 wks|