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Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin (By injection)

Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin, Human (sye-toe-MEG-a-loe-vye-rus i-MUNE GLOB-ue-lin HUE-man)

Published: May 1, 2017.

Helps prevent or lessen the severity of illness caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) after organ transplant.

Brand Name(s)

Cytogam

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to any human immune globulin, or if you have an immunoglobulin A deficiency.

How to Use This Medicine

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle or a catheter placed in a vein.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, or blood circulation problems.
  • This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted viruses to people who have received them, although the risk is low. Human donors and donated blood are both tested for viruses to keep the transmission risk low. Talk with your doctor about this risk if you are concerned.
  • Talk to your doctor before you get live virus vaccines such as measles, mumps, and rubella. Vaccines may not work as well if they are given within 3 months of using this medicine.
  • Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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