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General Information on Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin

Generic Name : Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin

Pronunciation : sye-toe-MEG-a-loe-vye-rus

Latest prescription information about Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin. 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 Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin

India : 

International : 

Cytogam

Why is Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an intravenous immune globulin (IGIV), prescribed for cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease associated with kidney, lung, liver, pancreas, and heart transplants.  It increases the antibody concentration in the body temporarily.

When should Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with selective immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency, and known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin?

IV- The maximum recommended total dosage per infusion is 150 mg Ig/kg.

How should Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin 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 Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, diabetes, blood infection, low blood volume, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor liver and kidney function and immune globulin level regularly while taking this medication.

Avoid live vaccination while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin?

Flushing, chills, muscle cramps, back pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, joint pain and wheezing.

What are the other precautions for Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8C).

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