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Campath

PATIENT INFORMATION

Cytopenias: Advise patients to report any signs or symptoms such as bleeding, easy bruising, petechiae or purpura, pallor, weakness or fatigue [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS].

Infusion Reactions: Advise patients of the signs and symptoms of infusion reactions and of the need to take premedications as prescribed [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and OVERALL ADVERSE REACTIONS].

Infections: 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 patients that irradiation of blood products is required until adequate lymphocyte recovery [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Advise patients that they should not be immunized with live viral vaccines if they have recently been treated with Campath [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

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: 10/16/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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