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Description

Antilymphocyte globulin (ALG) is a type of immunosuppressive drug used to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted organ. It is made from human or animal antibodies and works by suppressing the body's immune system. ALG is used to treat organ transplant rejection, autoimmune diseases, and certain types of cancer.

Common side effects of ALG include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle aches, and rash. Other more serious side effects may include an increased risk of infection, anemia, and kidney problems.

Associated brand names: Atgam, Thymoglobulin, and Lymphoglobulin.

Synonyms
  • anti-human lymphocyte immunoglobulin
  • antilymphocyte globulin
  • antilymphocyte immunoglobulin
  • antilymphocytic globulin
Classifications
  • immunomodulator
  • immunosuppressant

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