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- Advise patients of the following expected adverse events: headache, nausea, vomiting, and fever, and about the early signs and symptoms of neurotoxicity.
- Advise patients of the importance of concurrent dexamethasone administration should be emphasized at the initiation of each cycle of DepoCyt® treatment.
- Instruct patients to seek medical attention if signs or symptoms of neurotoxicity develop, or if oral dexamethasone is not well tolerated.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/16/2016
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