Muromonab CD3 Alcohol is the generic name, Orthoclone OKT3 is the brand name. It is an immunosuppressant type of drug used for kidney, heart and liver transplantation.
This drug prevents organ transplant rejection.
This drug should not be used by people with untreated heart failure, fluid overload or a history of seizures.
Muromonab CD3 Alcohol
It is suggested no alcohol not even moderate drinking while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have liver disease, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, low white blood cell counts, high cholesterol or triglycerides, history of heart failure, heart attack, stroke, history of breast cancer, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, enlarged prostate, difficult urination, bowel problems or narrow angle glaucoma.
More than 90% of people using this drug experience some of CRS though it is usually mild.
Increased infection risk, rash, itching, increased sweating, flushing, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal gas and pain, reductions in various blood cell counts, blood clotting abnormalities, liver inflammation, muscle and joint stiffness and pain, arthritis, blindness, blurred or double vision, hearing loss, middle ear infection, ringing or buzzing in the ears, dizziness, fainting, conjunctivitis (pink eye) stuffy nose or ears, sensitivity to bright light and kidney damage.
If these occur get emergency medical help.
If pregnant do not use this drug.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.