BASILIXIMAB - INJECTION
Common Brand Name(s): Simulect
Phonetic Pronunciation: (bass-ih-LICKS-ih-mab)
Information last revised October 2010
What does BASILIXIMAB INJECTION look like?
Simulect 20 mg IV Solution
Simulect 10 mg IV Solution
Basiliximab is used to prevent organ rejection in people who have received a kidney transplant. It is usually taken along with other medications (e.g., cyclosporine, corticosteroids) to allow your new organ to function normally. Basiliximab is an immunosuppressant drug known as a monoclonal antibody. It works by slowing down your body's defense system (immune system) to prevent your body from rejecting the new kidney after surgery (acute rejection).
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