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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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