Generic Name : Daclizumab Pronunciation : (da-kliz-uh-mab) Therapeutic Classification : Immunosuppressants ICD Code : Y43.4
International- Zenapax. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an immunosuppressive agent, prescribed for acute organ rejection during kidney transplantation. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
IV- The recommended dose in adult and pediatric patients is 1mg/kg. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a health care provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2° to 8°C).
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