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Alemtuzumab Information

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 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 effect on pregnant women. For this reason, take it after medical advice only. Taking it with your desire can be harmful.


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 unless your doctor says it is necessary.


What is the effect of Alemtuzumab on the Kidneys?

Alemtuzumab may have mild side effects on the kidney. Most people will never see any effect on the kidney.


What is the effect of Alemtuzumab on the Liver?

Alemtuzumab is rarely harmful for liver.


What is the effect of Alemtuzumab on the Heart?

Heart can be affected by Alemtuzumab. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.


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?

No, Alemtuzumab is not habit forming.

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

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Alemtuzumab since it will not make you feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Alemtuzumab.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Alemtuzumab in mental disorders is not effective.


Alemtuzumab Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Alemtuzumab

There is no information on the effects of food and Alemtuzumab because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.


Interaction between Alcohol and Alemtuzumab

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

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lemtrada® (alemtuzumab)