NULOJIX Dosage

For preventing a kidney transplant rejection, the recommended dose of NULOJIX will depend on your weight. The initial dosage is typically 10 mg per kg body weight starting the day of the transplant. The second dosage is given four days later, with additional doses given 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after surgery. Maintenance dosing will begin 16 weeks after surgery.

An Introduction to Dosing With NULOJIX

The dosage of NULOJIX® (belatacept) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

NULOJIX Dosage for Preventing Kidney Transplant Rejection

The initial NULOJIX dose for preventing kidney transplant rejection is usually 10 mg per kg body weight (about 4.5 mg per lb) starting the day of the transplant surgery. A second dosage will be given about four days later (approximately 96 hours after the first dosage), followed by doses given 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after surgery.
 
NULOJIX maintenance dosing will begin 16 weeks after surgery. The usual recommended maintenance dose of NULOJIX is 5 mg per kg (about 2.3 mg per lb) approximately every four weeks (every 25 to 31 days).
 

General Information on Receiving NULOJIX

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with NULOJIX include the following:
 
  • This medication is given as a slow injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion). You will receive your first dosage the day of your surgery.
  • A healthcare provider will administer your injection in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic. It will take approximately 30 minutes to administer each dose.
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Make sure to keep all of your appointments with your healthcare provider.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or NULOJIX dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

NULOJIX Medication Information

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