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Advise patients to immediately report symptoms of infection (e.g. pyrexia) and to take prophylactic anti-infectives for PCP (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole DS or equivalent) and for herpes virus (famciclovir or equivalent) as prescribed [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS].
Advise male and female patients with reproductive potential to use effective contraceptive methods during treatment and for a minimum of 6 months following Campath therapy [see Nonclinical Toxicology].
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/17/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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