How to Take VPRIV
Your VPRIV Infusion
VPRIV is a 60-minute infusion* taken once every other week under the supervision of a healthcare professional. "Infusion" means that it is administered intravenously—directly into the bloodstream. At first, your infusions will take place at an infusion center, which is a site of care that focuses specifically on medicines delivered intravenously. Your OnePath® Patient Support Manager can work with your insurance provider to help you find one nearest to you.
*Though the infusion is scheduled for 60 minutes, post-treatment monitoring may be required after infusion.
Emily, a GD1 patient
If your infusions are well tolerated, you may eventually be able to work with your doctor to arrange for your infusions to be taken at home. Talk to your doctor if this is something that you would want to plan for in your treatment journey. In these cases, a healthcare professional would come to your home to administer the VPRIV infusions for you. If your doctor has determined that home infusions are appropriate for you, don’t forget to discuss all relevant storage and handling instructions that may apply in a home infusion setting. Your OnePath® Patient Support Manager can work with your insurance provider to help you receive your VPRIV infusion.
Aaron, a GD1 patient
Speak with your doctor if you have any questions about VPRIV infusions, either prior to starting treatment or at any point along the way. If you’re not sure what to ask, you can check our VPRIV Discussion Guide for commonly asked questions and discussion topics that may be useful for you to consider during your appointments.
Infusion Support Resources
VPRIV is administered as an infusion, which means that it is injected directly into the bloodstream. At first, VPRIV is taken at an infusion center, which is a site of care that focuses specifically on medicines delivered intravenously. At the infusion center, VPRIV will be administered to you under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You can ask the healthcare professional any questions you might have about the infusion and they will be able to guide you.
Speak to your doctor about your treatment with VPRIV and ask them any questions you might have with our VPRIV Discussion Guide.
VPRIV is administered as a 60-minute infusion once every other week under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Though the infusion typically takes up to 60 minutes, you may need to stay longer for post-treatment monitoring.
Did you know:
- PreppedAhead™ is a VPRIV support program for patients enrolled in OnePath®. Centers enrolled in this program are able to prep your treatment prior to your arrival, reducing your wait time before infusions. Click here to learn how you can save time with PreppedAhead™
- If you are opted into OnePath®, Takeda Patient Support Managers are available to work with your insurance company to help you receive your VPRIV infusions. Are you traveling? Did you move? Do you have new insurance? Are you just trying to navigate your treatments with your schedule? Your dedicated OnePath® support team can help with these questions and more. Click here to learn more about Takeda’s OnePath® Patient Support program