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Opportunistic Infections & Other Drugs

Gamimune N, Gamunex, Gammagard

Gamimune N, Gamunex, Gammagard

Generic name: immune globulin

Bayer Biological Talecris Biotherapeutics, Baxter Healthcare

What it does:
Helps fight bacterial infections in children with HIV

Traditional dosage:
300 to 600 mg per kg of body weight, every three to four weeks, administered intravenously

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
May interfere with immune response to live-virus vaccines for measles, mumps, or rubella.

Side effects:
Most serious: depression, suicidal behavior, severe pain, difficulty breathing, vision problems, high fever, bleeding or bruising Other: headache, nausea, diarrhea, chills, fatigue
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