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Before undergoing treatment with belatacept, you should know that there is an increased risk for certain complications with this medicine, such as cancer and potentially life-threatening reactions. Being aware of the warnings and precautions with belatacept can help ensure a safe treatment. For instance, it is important that your doctor is aware of all other medications you are taking and any allergies you might have.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Receiving Belatacept?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving belatacept (NULOJIX®) if you have:
 
  • Plans to receive a vaccination
  • Received a liver transplant
  • Skin cancer or any other type of cancer
  • A history of tuberculosis
  • Ever had a positive tuberculosis test (purified protein derivative, or PPD skin test)
  • 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), 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
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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