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Drug ID: 2d00000014

Drug Name: Belimumab

Generic Names: Benlysta

Category: Immunosuppressants

Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug

OTC: No

Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Recommended Dose: The recommended dose is 10 mg/kg at two-week intervals for the first three doses and at four-week intervals thereafter.

Recommended In: This medication is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for active, autoantibody-positive, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are receiving standard therapy. It blocks the activity of a certain protein in people with SLE. It may not work as well to treat African Americans who have SLE.

Directions For Use: It comes as a powder for injection (diluted with fluid), to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Storage: Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C). Do not freeze it.

Dosage Forms: Reconstituted vials for Intravenous injection

Side Effects: Most Common - Nausea, diarrhea, fever, inflammation of pharynx, lungs, sleeplessness, pain in extremity, depression and headache.

Seriois Effects- Fatal anaphylaxis.

In Case of Overdose: There is no clinical experience with overdosage of Belimumab.

Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cancer, chronic infection, depression, mental illness, any allergy, infection, flu-like symptoms, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

In depression patients, this medication may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts; if it is so consult with your doctor.

Avoid live vaccination during the treatment period.

Contraindicated in patients with life-threatening severe allergic reactions.

Drug Interaction: No significant drug interaction is observed yet.



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