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Inform patients of the possibility of developing low blood cell counts and the need for hematopoietic progenitor cell infusion. Instruct patients to immediately report to their healthcare provider if fever develops [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Inform patients of the risks associated with the use of BUSULFEX as well as the plan for regular blood monitoring during therapy. Specifically inform patients of the following: The risk of veno-occlusive liver disease [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Advise females of reproductive potential of the potential risk to a fetus and to inform their healthcare provider with a known or suspected pregnancy [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and Use In Specific Populations].
Advise females and males of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during and after treatment with BUSULFEX [see Use in Specific Populations]
Advise females to discontinue breastfeeding during treatment with BUSULFEX [see Use in Specific Populations].
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/28/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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