How can I minimize the side effects of Nulojix?

You can minimize the side effects of Nulojix (belatacept), a drug given to reduce the risk of organ rejection in people who receive a kidney transplant, by not getting vaccines around the time of treatment. You also should limit your time in the sun, and wear protective clothing and use a high SPF sunscreen to protect your skin.

You can head off potential side effects by telling your doctor before you begin treatment if you:
  • have any medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • have ever had a cytomegalovirus infection (CMV)
  • have ever had treatment to lower the number of your T lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)
  • have had mononucleosis or been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
  • are taking any prescription or nonprescription medications, herbal remedies or supplements

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