- What is belimumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for belimumab?
- Is belimumab available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for belimumab?
- What are the side effects of belimumab?
- What is the dosage for belimumab?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with belimumab?
- Is belimumab safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about belimumab?
What is the dosage for belimumab?
The recommended dose of belimumab is 10 mg/kg at two-week intervals for the first three doses and at four-week intervals thereafter. Belimumab is administered intravenously over a one-hour period.
Which drugs or supplements interact with belimumab?
Drug interactions have not been studied. Since belimumab reduces the activity of the immune system it may interfere with the response to immunizations. Live vaccines should not be administered concurrently with belimumab or at least 30 days before administration of belimumab.
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