Are There Risks to Intralipids?

Posted By Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology || 17-Oct-2012

Certainly with any medication there are risks, and the goal of any physician is to make sure that these risks are minimized and that the end result out-weighs the risks. With that said, at Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology we do offer Intralipid therapy. Our guidelines for using it are fairly rigid, and our decision to use it is based on our capability to understand and follow immune parameters during treatment. We only use Intralipids after we have done immune panel testing. It is important that you understand that Intralipids need to be used only when certain conditions are identified. Once we analyze the testing then we know if Intralipids are going to work as a treatment protocol. If we use them without testing first we may be wasting precious time. There are a plethora of underlying immunological issues that will not respond to Intralipids, so by not identifying them we could be prolonging finding and treating the real cause of your infertility or recurrent pregnancy losses.

When Intralipids are suggested as a course of treatment the question often arises -- are we suppressing the immune system to a point that the patient now becomes susceptible to other diseases?

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