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Campath Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is alemtuzumab (Campath)?
- What are the possible side effects of alemtuzumab (Campath)?
- What is the most important information I should know about alemtuzumab (Campath)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving alemtuzumab (Campath)?
- How is alemtuzumab given (Campath)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Campath)?
- What happens if I overdose (Campath)?
- What should I avoid while receiving alemtuzumab (Campath)?
- What other drugs will affect alemtuzumab (Campath)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Campath)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your alemtuzumab injection.
What happens if I overdose (Campath)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while receiving alemtuzumab (Campath)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while receiving alemtuzumab. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
What other drugs will affect alemtuzumab (Campath)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with alemtuzumab. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about alemtuzumab.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Campath Information
- Campath Drug Interactions Center: alemtuzumab iv
- Campath Side Effects Center
- Campath Overview including Precautions
- Campath FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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