The two products have different rates for administration . Please check before use.
There are two subcutaneous products available in New Zealand:
The principle product is Evogam®, prepared from New Zealand donors' plasma. This is available in all DHBs with prior authorisation from an NZBS TMS.
The alternative product is Hizentra®, a commercial immunoglobulin obtained from Europe. It is intended for use nationally as an alternative subcutaneous immunoglobulin for patients who are
not able to tolerate Evogam®. Please contact an NZBS TMS to discuss Hizentra®, if needed.
The only non-specific intramuscular product is Normal Immunoglobulin, prepared from New Zealand donors' plasma. This is usually for hepatitis A and measles prophylaxis but is occasionally
used as a replacement immunoglobulin for hypogammaglobulinaemia.