Basiliximab - injection


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Desc:

Basiliximab is used to prevent organ rejection in people who have received a kidney transplant. It is usually taken along with other medications (e. g. , cyclosporine, corticosteroids) to allow your new organ to function normally. Basiliximab is an immunosuppressant drug known as a monoclonal antibody. It works by slowing down your body's defense system (immune system) to prevent your body from rejecting the new kidney after surgery. ...

Side Effect:

Nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, or pain/redness at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist right away.

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. The use of medications that affect the immune system may lead to increased risk of infection or certain types of cancer. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including:fever, weakness, swollen glands, night sweats, unusual lumps, persistent cough/sore throat, sores around the mouth/genitals, pain with urination, vision changes, unexplained weight loss.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, unusually fast heartbeat, sneezing, trouble breathing. ...

Precaution:

Before receiving basiliximab injection, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to basiliximab injection, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in basiliximab injection.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor should also be notified if you have ever been treated with basiliximab injection in the past and if you have or have ever had any medical condition; if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (you should not become pregnant while receiving basiliximab injection). Talk to your doctor about birth control methods that you can use before beginning your treatment, during your treatment, and for 4 months after your treatment. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. ...