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Benlysta Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is belimumab (Benlysta)?
- What are the possible side effects of belimumab (Benlysta)?
- What is the most important information I should know about belimumab (Benlysta)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving belimumab (Benlysta)?
- How is belimumab given (Benlysta)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Benlysta)?
- What happens if I overdose (Benlysta)?
- What should I avoid while receiving belimumab (Benlysta)?
- What other drugs will affect belimumab (Benlysta)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Benlysta)?
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your belimumab injection.
What happens if I overdose (Benlysta)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving belimumab (Benlysta)?
Avoid being near people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are being treated with belimumab. 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 belimumab (Benlysta)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan); or
- drugs that weaken your immune system such as cancer medicine, steroids, and medicines to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with belimumab. 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 belimumab.
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 Benlysta Information
- Benlysta Drug Interactions Center: belimumab iv
- Benlysta Side Effects Center
- Benlysta Overview including Precautions
- Benlysta FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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