NULOJIX- belatacept injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution
E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
For Injection, For Intravenous Use
Read this Medication Guide before you start receiving NULOJIX and before each treatment. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about NULOJIX?
NULOJIX increases your risk of serious side effects, including:
People treated with NULOJIX have a higher risk of getting PTLD. If you get PTLD with NULOJIX you are at especially high risk of getting it in your brain. Your risk for PTLD is also higher if you:
Tell your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms during treatment with NULOJIX:
See "What are the possible side effects of NULOJIX?" for more information about side effects.
Liver transplant patients should not receive NULOJIX because of an increased risk of losing the transplanted liver (graft loss) and death. Talk to your doctor if you would like more information about this risk.
What is NULOJIX?
NULOJIX is a prescription medicine used in adults to prevent transplant rejection in people who have received a kidney transplant. Transplant rejection happens when the body’s immune system senses that the new transplanted kidney is different or foreign, and attacks it. NULOJIX is used with corticosteroids and certain other medicines to help prevent rejection of your new kidney.
It is not known if NULOJIX is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
NULOJIX is only used in people who have been exposed to the EBV virus.
It is not known if NULOJIX is safe and effective in people who receive an organ transplant other than a kidney transplant.
Who should not receive NULOJIX?
Do not receive treatment with NULOJIX if you are EBV negative. Your doctor will do a test to see if you were exposed to EBV in the past.
What should I tell my doctor before receiving NULOJIX?
Before receiving NULOJIX, tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Do not take any new medicine without talking with your transplant doctor first.
How will I receive NULOJIX?
What should I avoid while receiving NULOJIX?
What are the possible side effects of NULOJIX?
NULOJIX increases your risk of serious side effects that can cause death. See "What is the most important information I should know about NULOJIX?"
Common side effects of NULOJIX include:
Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of NULOJIX. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
You may also report side effects to BMS at 1-800-321-1335.
General information about NULOJIX
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about NULOJIX. If you would like more information about NULOJIX, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about NULOJIX that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information, go to www.NULOJIX.com or call 1-800-321-1335.
What are the ingredients in NULOJIX?
Active ingredient: belatacept
Inactive ingredients: monobasic sodium phosphate, sodium chloride, and sucrose
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.