lymphocyte immune globulin, anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) - inj, Thymoglobulin (cont.)
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.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, fever, chills, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, or tiredness may occur. Redness, pain, or swelling at the injection site may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.Many people using this medication have serious side effects. However, your doctor has prescribed this drug because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Careful monitoring by your doctor may decrease your risk.Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, fast/irregular heartbeat, joint/muscle pain, severe stomach/abdominal pain, weakness.Because this drug works by weakening the immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. This may make you more likely to get a serious (rarely fatal) infection or make any infection you have worse. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any signs of infection (such as cough, sore throat, fever, chills, pain when urinating).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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