What is Antithymocyte Globulin (Equine)
Antithymocyte Globulin (Equine) (ATG) is a medication used to prevent organ rejection in people who have received a kidney transplant. It is also used to prevent graft-versus-host disease in people who have received a bone marrow transplant. ATG belongs to a group of medications called antibodies. It works by decreasing the activity of white blood cells called T cells.
ATG is a purified preparation of antibodies obtained from the serum of horses immunized with human thymocytes. It is used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and to treat graft-versus-host disease. ATG is given by injection into a vein.
Benefits of Antithymocyte Globulin (Equine)
and Its Uses.
Antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is a preparation of antibodies derived from horses that is used to treat a variety of immune system disorders. ATG works by binding to and destroying cells that are responsible for causing the immune system disorder.
ATG is used to treat a variety of immune system disorders, including:
-Acute lymphocytic leukemia
-Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
-Cutaneous lupus erythematosus
-Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
-Renal transplant rejection
-Systemic lupus erythematosus
ATG is a very effective treatment for many immune system disorders. It is
Side Effects and Dosage of Antithymocyte Globulin (Equine)
Antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is a medication used to prevent organ transplant rejection. It is also used to treat certain types of cancer. ATG comes as an injection (shot) to be given by a healthcare provider into the vein (intravenous, IV).
ATG may cause side effects. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are some of the most common side effects of ATG:
low blood pressure
high blood pressure
shortness of breath
loss of appetite
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the