Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin, human - intravenous


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin, human is used to prevent infection caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV), particularly after organ transplantation.
How do I use this medicine?
Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin, human injection is to be given intravenously (into the vein). It is delivered directly into the bloodstream via the blood vessel.

Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection for you.

The dose and schedule of administration of this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the treatment timeframe.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Ensure that you keep all appointments with your doctor so that you do not miss any doses. Your doctor also needs to regularly monitor your response to Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin, human.

If you miss an appointment or miss an injection, alert your doctor or nurse. A replacement appointment or injection should be given as soon as possible.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin, human if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine or any of its ingredients.

Alert your doctor if you have immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency (an immune system condition) as this medicine may not be suitable for you.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • hypovolemia (low volume of blood in the body)
  • heart disease
  • hyperviscosity (increased blood consistency or thickness)
  • high blood pressure
  • history of blood clotting disorders
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant.

Inform your doctor if you have been recently vaccinated. Do not receive any vaccinations without first asking your doctor.

This medicine may interfere with the results of certain blood tests used to detect the presence of antibodies. If you are going to have this type of blood test, inform the laboratory personnel that you are using Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin, human.

Your doctor may need to perform blood tests to make sure that your kidney function is normal before you use this medicine and thereafter depending on your doctor’s advice.
What side effects could I experience?
Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin, human may cause any of the following side effects: nausea, vomiting, joint and back pain, muscle cramps, chills, wheezing, and reddening of the skin, usually the face.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • pain, tenderness, swelling, or warmth in the legs or arms, chest pain, fast heartbeat
  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, cough
  • abnormal paleness, dark-coloured urine, confusion
  • rashes, breathlessness, swelling of the face, eyes or mouth
  • difficulty in passing urine, change in amount of urine passed, blood in the urine
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Avoid vaccinations with live vaccines during treatment or within 3 months after treatment with Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin, human. Alert your doctor if you have been recently vaccinated or if you are planning to get vaccinated.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in the refrigerator, between 2-8 °C. Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, this medicine will become ineffective and should not be used.

Protect from light. Light may cause the medication to lose some of its effectiveness.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin, human - intravenous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2020 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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