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Clolar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is clofarabine (Clolar)?
- What are the possible side effects of clofarabine (Clolar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about clofarabine (Clolar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving clofarabine (Clolar)?
- How is clofarabine given (Clolar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Clolar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Clolar)?
- What should I avoid while receiving clofarabine (Clolar)?
- What other drugs will affect clofarabine (Clolar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Clolar)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your clofarabine injection.
What happens if I overdose (Clolar)?
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 clofarabine (Clolar)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
What other drugs will affect clofarabine (Clolar)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially blood pressure medications.
Clofarabine can harm your liver or kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use other medicines harmful to the liver or kidneys. During your 5-day treatment with clofarabine, you may need to avoid using certain medications. Many other drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can be harmful to the liver or kidneys, such as:
- auranofin (Ridaura);
- lithium (Lithobid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- tuberculosis medications;
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- antiviral medicines such as adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), or foscarnet (Foscavir);
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others;
- an antibiotic such as dapsone, erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate);
- antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- cholesterol medications such as niacin (Niaspan, Niacor, Slo-Niacin, and others), atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin) and others;
- HIV/AIDS medications such as abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine (Trizivir), lamivudine (Combivir, Epivir), nevirapine (Viramune), tenofovir (Viread), or zidovudine (Retrovir);
- IV antibiotics such as amphotericin B (Fungizone, AmBisome, Amphotec, Abelcet), amikacin (Amikin), bacitracin (Baci-IM), capreomycin (Capastat), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), streptomycin, or vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis, such as mesalamine (Pentasa) or sulfasalazine (Azulfidine);
- pain or arthritis medicines such as aspirin (Anacin, Excedrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others;
- seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), felbamate (Felbatol), valproic acid (Depakene);or
- other cancer medications.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with clofarabine. 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 clofarabine.
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 Clolar Information
- Clolar Drug Interactions Center: clofarabine iv
- Clolar Side Effects Center
- Clolar Overview including Precautions
- Clolar FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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