cmv immune globulin - intravenous, Cytogam (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: See Side Effects section.Before receiving this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have had a bad reaction or an allergic reaction to it; or to other immunoglobulin products (e.g., IgG); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: certain immune system problems (immunoglobulin A deficiency, monoclonal gammopathies), diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood fats (triglycerides), migraines, current blood infection (sepsis), kidney disease, severe loss of body fluids (dehydration).Tell your doctor of any recent/planned vaccinations. This medication may prevent a good response to live viral vaccines (e.g., measles, mumps, German measles). If you are vaccinated less than 14 days before receiving this medication or in the 6 months after receiving this medication, you may need to be revaccinated or tested to see whether the vaccine was effective.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: See Side Effects section.Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: drugs that may harm the kidney (e.g., aminoglycosides such as gentamicin), "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide).
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