Drug ReferencesAntithymocyte Globulin
Diseases and ConditionsKidney Transplantation
Pediatric Diseases and ConditionsCytomegalovirus (CMV)
Kidney Transplantation in Children
CYTOMEGALOVIRUS IMMUNE GLOBULIN (sye toe MEG a loe vye rus im MUNEGLOB yoo lin) is used to prevent infections of cytomegalovirus after an organ transplant.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
low levels of immunoglobulin A in the body
an unusual or allergic reaction to human immune globulin, albumin, sucrose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
live virus vaccines, like measles, mumps, or rubella
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This medicine is made from human blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
back or stomach pains
chest pain or tightness
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
sudden weight gain
swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unusual bleeding or bruising
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
muscle cramps, pains
nausea or vomiting
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.