Zenapax® (Daclizumab) and Simulect® (Basiliximab)

Purpose  |  Dosage  |  When  |  Common Side Effects


Both are immunosuppressive medicines that help prevent organ rejection.


One of these medications, which are administered only by IV, may be given at the time of your operation, and in the first few days to weeks post-operatively.


The transplant team orders the medication and it will be administered by the nurse during your hospitalization, or as an out patient in the Comprehensive Transplant Center.

Common Side Effects

Constipation, nausea, diarrhea, edema, abdominal distention.