Cytogam

Drug List

Cytogam

Drug Name

Cytogam (Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin (CMV IG))

Manufactured By

CSL Behring LLC

Drug Savings

NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Used to help prevent infection by cytomegalovirus in people who receive an organ transplant (kidney, heart, liver, lung, or pancreas).

How To Use

CMV IG is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection. CMV IG is usually given within 72 hours after your transplant. You will then receive several more doses every 2 to 4 weeks afterward. While receiving CMV IG, you may need frequent blood tests. Your kidney function may also need to be checked.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; wheezing, difficult breathing; dizziness, feeling like you might pass out; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have: * blue lips, pale or blue colored appearance in your fingers or toes; * a red blood cell disorder--pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, confusion or weakness; * signs of a kidney problem--swelling, rapid weight gain, and little or no urinating; * lung problems--chest pain, severe shortness of breath, wheezing, cough with foamy mucus, fast or uneven heart rate; or * signs of new infection--high fever, flu symptoms, mouth sores, severe headache, neck stiffness, increased sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting; or * signs of a blood clot--sudden numbness or weakness, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance; sudden cough, rapid breathing, coughing up blood; pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs. Common side effects may include: * chills; * mild nausea, vomiting; * joint pain; * back pain, muscle cramps; or * flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling). This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Drug Interactions

Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using CMV IG. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), polio, rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine. CMV IG can harm your kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines, including: antivirals, chemotherapy, injected antibiotics, medicine for bowel disorders, medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection, injectable osteoporosis medication, and some pain or arthritis medicines (including aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, and Aleve). Other drugs may interact with cytomegalovirus immune globulin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

In Case of Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of CMV IG.

Storage