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Abraxane Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is paclitaxel protein-bound (Abraxane)?
- What are the possible side effects of paclitaxel protein-bound (Abraxane)?
- What is the most important information I should know about paclitaxel protein-bound (Abraxane)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving paclitaxel protein-bound (Abraxane)?
- How is paclitaxel protein-bound given (Abraxane)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Abraxane)?
- What happens if I overdose (Abraxane)?
- What should I avoid while using paclitaxel protein-bound (Abraxane)?
- What other drugs will affect paclitaxel protein-bound (Abraxane)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Abraxane)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your paclitaxel protein-bound injection.
What happens if I overdose (Abraxane)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using paclitaxel protein-bound (Abraxane)?
Paclitaxel protein-bound can be harmful if it gets in your eyes, mouth, or nose, or on your skin. If skin contact occurs, wash the area with soap and water or rinse the eyes thoroughly with plain water.
What other drugs will affect paclitaxel protein-bound (Abraxane)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- bosentan (Tracleer);
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- montelukast (Singulair) or zafirlukast (Accolate);
- rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate);
- selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone or fluoxetine (Prozac);
- antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cancer medication such as paclitaxel (Taxol) or tamoxifen (Soltamox);
- heart or blood pressure medications such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), carvedilol (Coreg), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), losartan (Hyzaar, Cozaar), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), torsemide (Demadex), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir);
- seizure medications such as fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), or phenytoin (Dilantin);
- oral diabetes medication such as glimepiride (Amaryl), glipizide (Glucotrol), nateglinide (Starlix), pioglitazone (Actos, Actoplus Met), repaglinide (Prandin), rosiglitazone (Avandia, Avandamet), or tolbutamide (Orinase); or
- sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Gantanol, Gantrisin, Septra, SMX-TMP, and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with paclitaxel protein-bound. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about paclitaxel protein-bound.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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