lymphocyte immune globulin, anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) - inj, Thymoglobulin

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GENERIC NAME: LYMPHOCYTE IMMUNE GLOBULIN, ANTI-THYMOCYTE GLOBULIN (RABBIT) - INJ (LIM-foe-site, AN-ti THIGH-mow-site)

BRAND NAME(S): Thymoglobulin

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USES: This medication is used to prevent and treat rejection of a kidney transplant. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It works by decreasing your body's natural defense (immune system). This helps prevent your body from rejecting the kidney transplant so it can work normally.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 medication may also be used for the treatment of certain blood disorders (aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome).

HOW TO USE: Before receiving this medication, you may be directed to take other medicines (such as acetaminophen, antihistamine, corticosteroid) to decrease side effects during your treatment.This medication is given by a health care professional as directed by your doctor. It is slowly injected into a vein, usually over at least 4 to 6 hours. Tell your doctor or nurse immediately if you notice redness, pain, or swelling during your injection.Follow your doctor's directions for taking your other medications to help prevent your body from rejecting the kidney transplant or to prevent infection. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to take any of your medicines.

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