basiliximab - injection, Simulect
GENERIC NAME: BASILIXIMAB - INJECTION (BA-si-LIX-i-mab)
BRAND NAME(S): Simulect
USES: 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 (acute rejection).
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