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.
Contraindicated in patients with selective immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency, and known hypersensitivity.
IV- The maximum recommended total dosage per infusion is 150 mg Ig/kg.
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• 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.
Flushing, chills, muscle cramps, back pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, joint pain and wheezing.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C).
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