Precautions and Warnings With Basiliximab
If you have a history of transplant rejection, talk to your healthcare provider about whether basiliximab is an appropriate medicine for your situation. This anti-rejection drug can cause potentially dangerous complications for some people, including those with certain allergies or people taking certain medications. Other warnings and precautions for safely using basiliximab apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Plans to receive a vaccination
- A history of transplant rejection in the past
- An infection of any kind, including a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection
- A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), cancer, or any other cause
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Simulect and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Simulect and Breastfeeding).
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.