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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 taking basiliximab (Simulect)?
- How should I take basiliximab (Simulect)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Simulect)?
- What happens if I overdose (Simulect)?
- What should I avoid while taking basiliximab (Simulect)?
- What other drugs will affect basiliximab (Simulect)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Simulect)?
Since basiliximab is given while you are in the hospital, it is unlikely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Simulect)?
An overdose of basiliximab is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while taking basiliximab (Simulect)?
Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses. Contact your doctor immediately 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)?
Before receiving basiliximab, tell your doctor if you are using any drugs that weaken your immune system, such as:
- chemotherapy or radiation;
- steroid medicine;
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- efalizumab (Raptiva), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept); or
- azathioprine (Imuran), leflunomide (Arava), etanercept (Enbrel).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to receive basiliximab, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect basiliximab. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about basiliximab written for health professionals that you may read.
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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