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Grafalon Injection

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Grafalon Injection is used for the prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients. It regulates the body’s immune response, so the body can accept the new organ.

Grafalon Injection must be taken by following the instructions written in the label or as per the doctor's guidance. You must receive the exact dose of it as per the prescription. An overdose of this medicine may have serious side effects on the body.

The common side effects of this medicine are urinary tract infection, abdominal pain, nausea, shortness of breath, fever, headache, anxiety, chills, infections, etc. It may also cause an injection site reaction (redness, pain, and swelling). The medicine can safely be used in children. Inform the doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reactions such as rash, shortness of breath, coughing, swelling, etc.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to consult your doctor if you have any ongoing medication for any underlying disease. Pregnant and breastfeeding women must inform the doctor prior to the initiation of this treatment. During the treatment, your doctor may advise you some laboratory tests to know the effects of the medicine in the body.

Side effects of Grafalon Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Grafalon

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Abdominal pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Low blood platelets
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Grafalon Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Grafalon Injection works

Grafalon Injection is an immunosuppressant that works by decreasing the activity of body's immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Grafalon Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Grafalon Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Grafalon Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Grafalon Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Grafalon Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Grafalon Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Grafalon Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Polyclonal antibody (pAb)
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Patient Concerns

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Nephrologist considered for consulting Function of kidney transplant patients suffering from tuberculosis
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Get kidney function test done
Difficulty in excretory, and rejection of stool.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take triphala churan 1 spoon at night wioth abhyarishtam 20 ml mixed with water
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
Expires on or after: January, 2021

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