Daclizumab - Drug Information

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General Information on Daclizumab

Generic Name : Daclizumab

Pronunciation : (da-kliz-uh-mab)

Latest prescription information about Daclizumab. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Immunosuppressants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Daclizumab

International- Zenapax.

Why is Daclizumab Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an immunosuppressive agent, prescribed for acute organ rejection during kidney transplantation.  

When should Daclizumab not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Daclizumab?

IV- The recommended dose in adult and pediatric patients is 1mg/kg.

How should Daclizumab be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a health care provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Daclizumab?

Caution should be exercised in patients with any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Daclizumab?

   Gastrointestinal : Constipation, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, indigestion, abdominal distention and abdominal pain.
   Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities.
   Central Nervous System : Tremor, headache, sleeplessness and dizziness.
   Genitourinary : Painful urination and kidney damage.
   Body as a Whole : Post-traumatic pain, chest pain, fever, pain and fatigue.
   Heart : High blood pressure and fast heart rate.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, lung swelling and increased cough.
   Skin : Impaired wound healing without infection and pimples.
   Musculoskeletal : Musculoskeletal pain and back pain.
   Blood : Decrease in platelet count and bleeding disorders.

What are the other precautions for Daclizumab?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Daclizumab?

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C).

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