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Avastin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bevacizumab (Avastin)?
- What are the possible side effects of bevacizumab (Avastin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bevacizumab (Avastin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving bevacizumab (Avastin)?
- How is bevacizumab used (Avastin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Avastin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Avastin)?
- What should I avoid while using bevacizumab (Avastin)?
- What other drugs will affect bevacizumab (Avastin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Avastin)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your bevacizumab injection.
What happens if I overdose (Avastin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of bevacizumab may cause a severe headache.
What should I avoid while using bevacizumab (Avastin)?
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
What other drugs will affect bevacizumab (Avastin)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with bevacizumab. 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 bevacizumab.
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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- Avastin Side Effects Center
- Avastin Overview including Precautions
- Avastin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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