Zenapax should only be given in a medical setting.
Preventing organ rejection in kidney transplant patients in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Zenapax is a monoclonal antibody and immunosuppressive agent. It works by blocking the activation of the immune system, which decreases the risk of the body rejecting a transplanted organ.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Zenapax . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Zenapax . However, no specific interactions with Zenapax are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Zenapax may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Zenapax as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Zenapax .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Back pain; constipation; coughing; diarrhea; difficult or painful urination; dizziness; fever; gas; generalized weakness; headache; impaired wound healing without infection; increase or decrease in blood pressure; leg cramps; muscle pain; nausea; night sweats; pain; reaction at the injection site; stomach fullness; stomach pain; swelling; swelling of the legs and feet; tiredness; tremors; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); abnormal heartbeat; chest pain; difficulty swallowing; fast heartbeat; fainting; fluid in the lungs; hoarseness; infection; unusual bruising or bleeding; urinary tract bleeding; weakened immune system.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Zenapax :
Zenapax is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Zenapax at home, store Zenapax as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Zenapax out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Zenapax . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.