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Cyanokit Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit)?
- How should I take hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cyanokit)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cyanokit)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit)?
- What other drugs will affect hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cyanokit)?
Since hydroxocobalamin is given by a healthcare professional in an emergency setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Cyanokit)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while taking hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit)?
If your skin turns red after receiving this medication, avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Hydroxocobalamin can make you sunburn more easily while your skin is still red. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) until your skin color returns to normal.
What other drugs will affect hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with hydroxocobalamin. 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 hydroxocobalamin.
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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