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When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with basiliximab include the following:
  • This medication comes as a powder that is dissolved in fluid and given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection). You will receive your first dose the day of your surgery and a second dose four days later.
  • Basiliximab can be given as an intravenous injection or as an intravenous infusion (a slow IV drip into a vein). If given as an infusion, it can take 20 to 30 minutes to receive your dose.
  • A healthcare provider will administer the injection in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Make sure to keep all of your appointments with your healthcare provider.

Storage Information

Basiliximab will be stored by your healthcare provider. The medication should be stored in the refrigerator. After mixing, basiliximab can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 hours or refrigerated for 24 hours.

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Simulect).

Who Makes Basiliximab?

Basiliximab is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Available Strengths

Basiliximab is available in the following strengths:
  • Basiliximab 10 mg
  • Basiliximab 20 mg.
The medication comes as a powder that must be mixed with sterile water for injection prior to use.

Basiliximab Drug Information

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