lymphocyte immune globulin, anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) - inj, Thymoglobulin (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Give this medication by vein (IV), as directed by your doctor.You might receive other medications (e.g., acetaminophen, corticosteroids, and/or an antihistamine) in order to decrease the side effects of this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details, including how and when to take additional medications.You might receive other medications to help prevent rejection of the transplant organ (e.g., corticosteroids, azathioprine) and/or prevent infection (e.g., antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals). Take these medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure how to take any of your medications.Follow all directions for proper mixing and dilution with correct IV fluids. Follow all safety precautions for this medication. Consult your pharmacist for details.Before using, check this medication visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, chills or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fever, dizziness, diarrhea, stomach pain, unusual fatigue, joint or muscle pain, persistent sore throat, easy bleeding or bruising, fast or irregular pulse.An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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