daclizumab - injection, Zenapax


BRAND NAME(S): Zenapax

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USES: Daclizumab is used to prevent rejection of a kidney transplant. It works by weakening your body's defense system (immune system) to help your body accept the new kidney as if it were your own. This medication is a monoclonal antibody and belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It is used in combination with other immunosuppressant drugs (e.g., cyclosporine, corticosteroids such as prednisone).

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. This medication is given over 15 minutes, usually every 14 days for a total of 5 doses, with the first dose given within 24 hours before transplantation, or as directed by your doctor. If you have any questions about the use of this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment.

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