Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin, CMV-IGIV injection
What is this medicine?
CYTOMEGALOVIRUS IMMUNE GLOBULIN (sye toe MEG a loe vye rus im MUNE GLOB yoo lin) is used to prevent infections of cytomegalovirus after an organ transplant.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
back or stomach pains
chest pain or tightness
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
sudden weight gain
swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unusual bleeding or bruising
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
muscle cramps, pains
nausea or vomiting
What may interact with this medicine?
live virus vaccines, like measles, mumps, or rubella
What if I miss a dose?
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
low levels of immunoglobulin A in the body
an unusual or allergic reaction to human immune globulin, albumin, sucrose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This medicine is made from human blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.
July 17, 2018