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Primary Uses

Organ Rejection Prophylaxis

Indications

It is used as a prophylaxis (prevention) in kidney allograft (a tissue graft from a donor) rejection and as a
combination therapy to corticosteroids and cyclosporine in acute organ rejection.

Side Effects

Its side effects are hypersensitivity reactions such as rash, sneezing, wheezing, bronchospasm (narrowed
respiratory tract), pulmonary edema (swelling around lungs), cardiac failure, respiratory failure, and
capillary leak syndrome (massive leakage of blood from vessels).

Warnings

Pregnancy

Research suggests that this medicine should be avoided by pregnant women.

Lactation

Its use is prohibited in nursing mothers.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Contraindications

It should not be used by pregnant and nursing females.

FAQS

Basiliximab is said to be an “immunosuppressant’. What does it mean?

Immunosuppressants are drugs meant to temporarily reduce the defense response of the body. Such medicines are prescribed before a transplant surgery to avoid any possibilities of organ rejection, such as a kidney transplant.

People have reported feeling lethargic after consuming this medicine. Why?

Low blood count and subsequent fatigue is a very common adverse effect of this medicine, which goes off once the medicine is withdrawn. Talk to a doctor if this effect stays for a prolonged period.

Is this medicine safe for patients undergoing dialysis?

Yes, it is safe. But you are advised to consult a doctor before starting its use.

Is it safe for use of lactating mothers?

Yes, it is safe.

Can patients with liver cirrhosis safely use this medicine?

Enough data is not available to verify the drug’s safety with liver diseases. A doctor’s consultation is therefore advised.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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