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Cytogam is the brand name for an injection used to prevent infections caused by the cytomegalovirus, a pathogen that causes problems in people with compromised immune systems, especially those who have undergone organ transplantation.

The generic name of Cytogam is cytomegalovirus immune globulin (CMV IG).

Known health risks or side effects of Cytogam

The use of Cytogam can sometimes cause a severe allergic reaction. Seek medical help immediately if you have any of these signs:

  • Hives
  • Wheezing and difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness, feeling like you might pass out
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

Common side effects include:

  • Chills
  • Mild nausea, including vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain or muscle cramps
  • Flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling) in the area

If a person experiences the following side effects, discontinue use and consult with a healthcare professional.

  • Blue lips, pale or bluish appearance in fingers or toes
  • Signs of a kidney problem – swelling (edema), abnormal weight gain, and little or no urinating
  • Red blood cell disorder – jaundice, dark colored urine, confusion, or weakness
  • Lung problems – chest pain, severe shortness of breath, coughing with
  • Signs of a recurring infection
  • Blood clotting

List of organs that might be affected by Cytogam

The side effects of Cytogam primarily affect the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and nervous systems. It also impacts the kidneys, skin, liver, and blood.

Food items, nutrients that may help with the side effects of Cytogam

One of the most common side effects after being inoculated with Cytogam is flushing. Here are some food items that can address symptoms of excessive sweating:

  • Apple cider vinegar – The astringent property of apple cider vinegar helps balance the body’s pH level.
  • Black tea – It contains tannic acid, which helps the sweat glands produce less sweat in excess. Black tea also prevents body odor caused by bacteria.
  • Witch hazel – Applied topically, witch hazel can help shrink the pores, which can help control excessive sweating.

Treatments, management options for the side effects of Cytogam

To manage nausea, one of the most reported side effects of Cytogam use, try the following treatments.

  • Deep breathing – Taking deep, controlled breaths helps activate the parasympathetic nervous system and calms anxiety.
  • Wrist acupressure – Applying pressure to the Neiguan pressure point (P-6) – located at the palm side of the forearm, near the wrist – can help with nausea and vomiting.

Where to learn more

Summary

Cytogam is used to prevent infections caused by the cytomegalovirus, a pathogen that causes problems in people with compromised immune systems, especially those who have undergone organ transplantation.

Cytogam has the generic name cytomegalovirus immune globulin (CMV IG).

Cytogam primarily affects the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and nervous systems. Its side effects also impact the kidneys, skin, liver, and blood.

Some food items that can address symptoms of excessive sweating caused by Cytogam include apple cider vinegar and black tea.

In addition, deep breathing and acupressure can relieve nausea, one of the most reported side effects of Cytogam use.

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