For treating cancer.
This is an IV medicine. It is given through a sterile tube directly into the vein by a healthcare provider.
This medicine should be given over 30 minutes.
This medicine should be given by a trained health care provider.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Your doctor may prescribe other medications to reduce side effects. Follow instructions carefully.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Tell your doctor or nurse right away if fever, chills, feeling of heat or flushing, dizziness, or fainting develop while the medicine is being given. The medicine may need to be stopped or given at a slower rate.
Do not breastfeed while on this medicine. You may safely start breastfeeding 5 months after stopping treatment.
This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.
Women of childbearing age should have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medicine.
Women must use reliable forms of birth control while using this medicine and for 5 months after stopping to prevent pregnancy.
Some patients have serious side effects from this medicine. Ask your pharmacist to show you the information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and discuss it with you.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- decreased appetite
- bone pain
- lack of energy and tiredness
- muscle pain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- severe or persistent abdominal pain
- loss of balance
- bleeding or bruising
- chest pain
- cough that does not go away
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- eye pain or redness
- fever or chills
- numbness or tingling in hands and feet
- signs of kidney damage (such as change in urine color or bubbly urine)
- signs of liver damage (such as yellowing of eye or skin, dark urine, or unusual tiredness)
- memory problems or loss
- mood changes
- red, burning, or itchy skin
- runny or stuffy nose
- sensitivity to light
- problems with sexual functions or desire
- shortness of breath
- difficulty adjusting to changes in temperature
- persistent or unusual thirst
- increased urinary frequency
- blurring or changes of vision
- severe or persistent vomiting
- sudden or unexplained change in weight
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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