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Simulect Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is basiliximab (Simulect)?
- What are the possible side effects of basiliximab (Simulect)?
- What is the most important information I should know about basiliximab (Simulect)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving basiliximab (Simulect)?
- How is basiliximab given (Simulect)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Simulect)?
- What happens if I overdose (Simulect)?
- What should I avoid while receiving basiliximab (Simulect)?
- What other drugs will affect basiliximab (Simulect)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Simulect)?
Because you will receive basiliximab in a clinical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Simulect)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while receiving basiliximab (Simulect)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Avoid receiving a vaccine shortly after you have been treated with basiliximab, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect basiliximab (Simulect)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- chemotherapy or radiation;
- steroid medicine;
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept); or
- azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran), leflunomide (Arava), etanercept (Enbrel).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with basiliximab. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about basiliximab.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Simulect Information
- Simulect Drug Interactions Center: basiliximab iv
- Simulect Side Effects Center
- Simulect Overview including Precautions
- Simulect FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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