Belacept lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. This is because the immune system treats the new organ as an invader. Belatacept is used in combination with other medications to prevent organ rejection after a kidney transplant. Belatacept may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Nulojix is the brand name of the drug Belatacept. Nulojix is an immunosuppressant that blocks the T-cell pathway. Nulojix is used in adult patients during a kidney transplant. Nulojix limits the toxicity generated by calcineurin inhibitors. Nulojix is not recommended to be used in liver transplant patients due to increased risk of graft loss and death.