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Basiliximab Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 20 mg ; 10 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Organ Transplant - Rejection Prophylaxis

For prophylaxis of acute organ rejection in patients receiving renal transplantation (as a part of an immunosuppressive regimen that includes cyclosporine and corticosteroids): 20 mg infused over 20-30 minutes by central or peripheral intravenous administration. The first 20 mg dose should be given within 2 hours prior to transplantation surgery. The recommended second 20 mg dose should be given 4 days after transplantation.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Organ Transplant - Rejection Prophylaxis

Greater than or equal to 35 kg: Renal transplantation: 20 mg within 2 hours prior to transplant surgery, followed by a second 20 mg dose 4 days after transplantation

Less than or equal to 35 kg: Renal transplantation: 10 mg within 2 hours prior to transplant surgery, followed by a second 10 mg dose 4 days after transplantation

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

The second dose (in pediatric or adult patients) should be withheld if complications such as severe hypersensitivity reactions to basiliximab or graft loss occur.

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