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- To take premedications, including thyroid-blocking agents as prescribed [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- To contact a healthcare professional if they experience signs and symptoms of allergic reactions [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- To report to a health care professional any signs of cytopenias (bleeding, easy bruising, petechiae or purpura, pallor, weakness or fatigue, or symptoms of infection such as fever) [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- Of the need for frequent monitoring for up to 3 months after treatment, and the potential for persistent cytopenias beyond 3 months.
- Concerning the risk of radiation exposure to household contacts, pregnant women and small children from radioactive materials remaining in the patient's body following the BEXXAR therapeutic regimen. Provide patient-specific advice orally and in writing [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- Of the need for life-long monitoring for hypothyroidism [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- Who are pregnant that the BEXXAR therapeutic regimen can cause hypothyroidism in the infant [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, Use in Special Populations].
- To check with their physicians before receiving live virus vaccinations [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- Who are of reproductive potential to use effective contraceptive methods during treatment and for a minimum of 12 months following the BEXXAR therapeutic regimen [see Use in Special Populations].
- To discontinue nursing during and after the BEXXAR therapeutic regimen [see Use in Special Populations].
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/27/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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