- Basic Info
An immunosuppressive monoclonal antibody - It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant
What is this medicine?BASILIXIMAB (ba sil IK si mab) suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?This does not apply.
What may interact with this medicine?
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Stay away from people who are sick. See your doctor if you get an infection.
Talk to your doctor if you have surgery within the 12 months of taking this medicine.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting certain kinds of cancer. Talk to your doctor about healthy lifestyle choices, important screenings, and your risk.