cmv immune globulin - intravenous, Cytogam
GENERIC NAME: CMV IMMUNE GLOBULIN - INTRAVENOUS (CMV ih-MYOON GLOB-you-lin)
BRAND NAME(S): Cytogam
USES: This medication is used to prevent a certain serious viral infection (cytomegalovirus-CMV) in persons having an organ transplant (kidney, heart, liver, lung, pancreas). During the transplant process, the body's defense system (immune system) is weakened to prevent the body from attacking (rejecting) the new organ. A weakened immune system increases the risk of a serious, possibly fatal infection with CMV. This medication is made from healthy human blood that has a high level of certain defensive substances (antibodies) that help fight CMV. This medication is often used with the antiviral medication ganciclovir.
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