Preventing organ rejection in kidney transplant patients. It is used in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Basiliximab is a monoclonal antibody. It works by blocking the immune response that causes transplant rejection.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Basiliximab . 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 Basiliximab . However, no specific interactions with Basiliximab are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Basiliximab 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 Basiliximab 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 Basiliximab .
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:
Acne; constipation; diarrhea; headache; indigestion; nausea; runny nose; sleeplessness; stomach pain; tremor; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; dark, bloody stools; dizziness; fast heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; increased thirst or urination; painful urination; pain, swelling, or redness at injection site; pain, swelling, or redness at surgical site; shortness of breath; swelling of the hands or feet; unusual sneezing; unusual weakness or tiredness; wheezing.
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 Basiliximab :
Basiliximab will be stored by your health care provider. Keep Basiliximab out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Basiliximab . 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.