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Alemtuzumab

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Alemtuzumab Benefits & Uses

Alemtuzumab is used to treat the following -

Alemtuzumab Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Alemtuzumab

Alemtuzumab

Alemtuzumab Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Alemtuzumab is used -

  1. Skin redness
  2. Headache Severe
  3. Insomnia Mild
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Upper respiratory tract infection
  6. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  7. Fatigue Mild
  8. Fever Severe
  9. Itching or burning
  10. Flushing
  11. Urticaria
  12. Decreased Blood Cells (Red cells, White cells and Platelets)

Alemtuzumab Related Warnings

Is the use of Alemtuzumab safe for pregnant women?

Alemtuzumab shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Alemtuzumab safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Alemtuzumab may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Alemtuzumab should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Alemtuzumab on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Alemtuzumab on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Alemtuzumab on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Alemtuzumab on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Alemtuzumab on the Heart?

Alemtuzumab can have moderate side effects on the heart. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Alemtuzumab with Other Drugs

Alemtuzumab should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Alemtuzumab Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alemtuzumab unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Drug Allergy
  2. Infections
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Pneumonitis
  5. Gallstones
  6. Depression
  7. Drug Allergies

Frequently asked Questions about Alemtuzumab

Is this Alemtuzumab habit forming or addictive?

Alemtuzumab is not addictive in nature.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Alemtuzumab will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Alemtuzumab only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Alemtuzumab is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

No

Alemtuzumab Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Alemtuzumab

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Alemtuzumab with food.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Alemtuzumab

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Alemtuzumab with alcohol.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lemtrada® (alemtuzumab)
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