ADD THIS DRUG TO MY LIST

Select the drug indication to add to your list

ATGAM
Anemias
Organ rejection prophylaxis
Compare To Related Drugs
View/Edit/Compare Drugs In My List

Only 4 drugs may be compared at once

Drug Name:

ATGAM Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Lymphocyte immune globulin, anti-thymocyte globulin [equine] 50mg/mL; soln for IV infusion after dilution.

Company:
Pfizer Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ATGAM:

Treatment of moderate to severe aplastic anemia in patients who are unsuitable for bone marrow transplantation.

Adult:

Perform intradermal test dose before initiating therapy (see literature). Do not dilute in dextrose injection or highly acidic infusion solutions. Give by IV infusion over >4hrs. 10–20mg/kg daily for 8–14 days. Additional alternate-day therapy up to a total of 21 doses can be administered. May need prophylactic platelet transfusions to maintain platelets.

Children:

Limited experience (see literature).

Warnings/Precautions:

To be administered by physicians with experience in immunosuppressive therapy and in facilities equipped with adequate lab and supportive medical resources. Discontinue if symptoms of anaphylaxis develop. Contains human plasma; monitor for possible infection transmission. Monitor for leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, or infection esp. with concomitant corticosteroids and antimetabolites. Pregnancy (Cat.C): not recommended. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Previously masked reactions may occur when corticosteroids and other immunosuppressant doses are reduced.

Pharmacological Class:

Immune globulin.

Adverse Reactions:

Fever, skin reactions, chills, arthralgia, headache, myalgia, GI upset, chest pain, phlebitis, diaphoresis, joint stiffness, edema, muscle ache, vomiting, agitation/lethargy, listlessness, light-headedness, seizures, bradycardia, myocarditis, cardiac irregularity, hepatosplenomegaly, possible encephalitis or post viral encephalopathy, hypotension, CHF, hypertension, burning soles/palms, foot sole pain, lymphadenopathy, post-cervical lymphadenopathy, tender lymph nodes, bilateral pleural effusion, respiratory distress, anaphylactic reaction, proteinuria, abnormal LFTs and renal function, serum sickness.

How Supplied:

Ampules (5mL)—5

Indications for ATGAM:

Management of allograft rejection in renal transplant patients.

Adult:

Perform intradermal test dose before initiating therapy (see literature). Do not dilute in dextrose injection or highly acidic infusion solutions. Give by IV infusion over >4hrs. Usual range: 10–30mg/kg daily. Delaying onset of allograft rejection: fixed dose of 15mg/kg daily for 14 days, then every other day for 14 days for a total of 21 doses in 28 days. Give first dose within 24 hours before or after transplant. Treatment of rejection: first dose can be delayed until diagnosis of first rejection episode. 10–15mg/kg daily for 14 days; additional alternate-day therapy up to a total of 21 doses can be given.

Children:

Limited experience. 5–25mg/kg daily.

Warnings/Precautions:

To be administered by physicians with experience in immunosuppressive therapy and in facilities equipped with adequate lab and supportive medical resources. Discontinue if symptoms of anaphylaxis, or severe and unremitting thrombocytopenia or leukopenia develop. Contains human plasma; monitor for possible infection transmission. Monitor for leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, or infection esp. with concomitant corticosteroids and antimetabolites. Pregnancy (Cat.C): not recommended. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Previously masked reactions may occur when corticosteroids and other immunosuppressant doses are reduced.

Pharmacological Class:

Immune globulin.

Adverse Reactions:

Fever, chills, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, dermatologic reactions, arthralgia, chest or back pain, clotted A/V fistula, diarrhea, dyspnea, headache, hypotension, nausea, vomiting, night sweats, pain at infusion site, peripheral thrombophlebitis, stomatitis.

How Supplied:

Ampules (5mL)—5

Sign Up for Free e-Newsletters