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Cosmegen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is dactinomycin (Cosmegen)?
- What are the possible side effects of dactinomycin (Cosmegen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about dactinomycin (Cosmegen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving dactinomycin (Cosmegen)?
- How should I use dactinomycin (Cosmegen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cosmegen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cosmegen)?
- What should I avoid while using dactinomycin (Cosmegen)?
- What other drugs will affect dactinomycin (Cosmegen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cosmegen)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your dactinomycin injection.
What happens if I overdose (Cosmegen)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using dactinomycin (Cosmegen)?
Avoid getting this medicine on your clothes. Destroy any clothing the medicine has leaked onto if an accidental spill occurs.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using dactinomycin, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect dactinomycin (Cosmegen)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with dactinomycin. 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 dactinomycin.
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 Cosmegen Information
- Cosmegen Drug Interactions Center: dactinomycin iv
- Cosmegen Side Effects Center
- Cosmegen Overview including Precautions
- Cosmegen FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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