Anti-thymocyte Globulin (Rabbit) (Systemic)
Brand Names : Thymoglobulin, Anti-thymocyte immunoglobulin
globulin (rabbit) (an-tee-THI-mo-cite)is
an immunosuppressant. It is used to reduce the body's natural immunity in
patients who receive kidney transplants.
When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body's white blood cells
will try to get rid of (reject) the transplanted organ. Anti-thymocyte globulin
(rabbit) works by preventing the white blood cells from doing this.
The effect of anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) on the white blood cells
may also reduce the body's ability to fight infections. Before you begin treatment,
you and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well
as the risks of using it.
Anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) is to be administered only by or under
the immediate supervision of your doctor. It is available in the following
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
Other commonly used names are
† Not commercially available in Canada.