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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Basiliximab?

(ba si LIK si mab)

• This medicine is used to prevent rejection after organ transplant.

• This medicine is used to treat acute graft versus host reactions after bone marrow transplant.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Use birth control that you can trust before treatment begins, during treatment, and for 4 months after treatment ends.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache, weakness, fever, shakes, aches, pains, and sweating. Mild pain medicine may help.

• Anemia.

• Acne.

• Hair growth.

• Constipation.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or...