GENERIC NAME: LYMPHOCYTE IMMUNE GLOBULIN, ANTI-THYMOCYTE GLOBULIN (HORSE) - INJ (LIM-foe-site, AN-ti THIGH-mow-site)
BRAND NAME(S): Atgam
USES: Lymphocyte immune globulin is used with other medications to prevent or treat rejection of a kidney transplant. It is also used to treat a certain blood disorder (aplastic anemia) in patients who cannot have a bone marrow transplant.This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It works by weakening your immune system. For kidney transplants, this effect helps your body to accept the new kidney as if it were your own. For aplastic anemia, this effect helps to slow or stop the damage to the bone marrow caused by the immune system so that the bone marrow can continue to produce red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to prevent rejection of other transplants (e.g., skin) or to treat other immune system problems.
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