Uses

This medication is used to prevent and treat rejection of a kidney transplant. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It works by decreasing your body's natural defense (immune system). This helps prevent your body from rejecting the kidney transplant so it can work normally.

How to use

Before receiving this medication, you may be directed to take other medicines (such as acetaminophen, antibiotic, antihistamine, corticosteroid) to decrease side effects during your treatment.

This medication is given by a health care professional as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, lab tests, and response to treatment. It is slowly injected into a vein, usually over at least 4 to 6 hours. Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you notice redness, pain, or swelling during your injection.

Follow your doctor's directions for taking your other medications to help prevent your body from rejecting the kidney transplant or to prevent infection. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to take any of your medicines.

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