Description and Brand Names
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
US Brand Name
- Orthoclone OKT 3
Muromonab-CD3 is a monoclonal antibody. It is used to reduce the body's natural immunity in patients who receive organ (for example, 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. Muromonab-CD3 works by preventing the white blood cells from doing this.
The effect of muromonab-CD3 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.
Muromonab-CD3 is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.