Cytomegalovirus immune globulin (CMV IG) injection

Name: Cytomegalovirus immune globulin (CMV IG) injection

How is CMV IG given?

CMV IG is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.

CMV IG is usually given within 72 hours after your transplant. You will then receive several more doses every 2 to 4 weeks afterward.

While receiving CMV IG, you may need frequent blood tests. Your kidney function may also need to be checked.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of CMV IG.

Usual Pediatric Dose for CMV Prophylaxis

Kidney transplant:
Within 72 hours of transplant: 150 mg/kg
2 to 8 weeks post transplant: 100 mg/kg
12 to 16 weeks post transplant: 50 mg/kg

Liver, pancreas, lung, heart transplant:
Within 72 hours of transplant: 150 mg/kg
2 to 8 weeks post transplant: 150 mg/kg
12 to 16 weeks post transplant: 100 mg/kg

Administer IV at 15 mg/kg/hour. If no adverse reactions occur after 30 minutes, the rate may be increased to 30 mg/kg/hour for 15 minutes before increasing to a maximum rate of 60 mg/kg/hour.

The maximum recommended total dosage per infusion is 150 mg/kg.

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