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Amevive Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is alefacept (Amevive)?
- What are the possible side effects of alefacept (Amevive)?
- What is the most important information I should know about alefacept (Amevive)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using alefacept (Amevive)?
- How should I use alefacept (Amevive)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Amevive)?
- What happens if I overdose (Amevive)?
- What should I avoid while using alefacept (Amevive)?
- What other drugs will affect alefacept (Amevive)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Amevive)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of alefacept.
What happens if I overdose (Amevive)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using alefacept (Amevive)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using alefacept. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect alefacept (Amevive)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- fentanyl (Abstral, Actiq, Fentora, Duragesic, Lazanda, Onsolis);
- levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- pimozide (Orap);
- sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl);
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot) or dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray);
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), divalproex (Depakote), ethosuximide (Zarontin), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakene, Stavzor); or
- heart rhythm medication such as disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), or quinidine (Quin-G).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with alefacept. 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 pharmacist can provide more information about alefacept.
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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Additional Amevive Information
- Amevive Drug Interactions Center: alefacept im
- Amevive Side Effects Center
- Amevive Overview including Precautions
- Amevive FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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