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Available by prescription only, belatacept is used to prevent organ rejection in people who have received a kidney transplant. It comes as an intravenous (IV) injection that is administered by a healthcare provider, approximately every two to four weeks. Although this can be an effective medicine, it may not be suitable for some people who are taking certain medications or who have certain medical conditions.
What Is Belatacept?Belatacept (NULOJIX®) is a prescription medication approved to prevent transplant rejection in people receiving a kidney transplant. It is always used in combination with other anti-rejection medications. Belatacept is only approved for use in people who are immune to a virus known as the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, belatacept may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Anemia (low red blood cell counts)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Swelling of the legs, ankles, or feet (edema).