Thymoglobulin - Drug Information

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General Information on Thymoglobulin

Generic Name : Thymoglobulin

Pronunciation : THYE-moe-site GLOB-yoo-lin

Latest prescription information about Thymoglobulin. 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 Thymoglobulin

International- Tymoglobuline vial.

Why is Thymoglobulin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an immunosuppressant, prescribed for preventing organ rejection during kidney transplantation by reducing natural immunity. It is also used for aplastic anemia.  

When should Thymoglobulin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in people with viral illness, allergic to rabbit products and 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 Thymoglobulin?

Adults— 1.5 milligrams for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of your body weight injected into a vein every day for 7 to 14 days.

How should Thymoglobulin be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Thymoglobulin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart failure, shortness of breath, or swelling in the legs, low blood counts, kidney or liver problems, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may affect platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
• Avoid contact with people who are prone to infection.

What are the side effects of Thymoglobulin?

  Most common: Chills, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, general body discomfort, headache, nausea, swelling of the hands and feet, urinary tract infection, weakness, easy bleeding or bruising, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever, infection, joint or muscle pain, sore throat, stomach pain, unusual fatigue.

What are the other precautions for Thymoglobulin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Thymoglobulin?

Normally handled and stored by a healthcare provider.

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