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DepoCyt Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is cytarabine liposomal (DepoCyt)?
- What are the possible side effects of cytarabine liposomal (DepoCyt)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cytarabine liposomal (DepoCyt)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving cytarabine liposomal (DepoCyt)?
- How is cytarabine liposomal given (DepoCyt)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (DepoCyt)?
- What happens if I overdose (DepoCyt)?
- What should I avoid while receiving cytarabine liposomal (DepoCyt)?
- What other drugs will affect cytarabine liposomal (DepoCyt)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving cytarabine liposomal (DepoCyt)?
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to cytarabine liposomal or if you have an active meningitis infection.
Before you receive cytarabine liposomal, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and any other medications you use. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use cytarabine liposomal:
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use cytarabine liposomal if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether cytarabine liposomal passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are receiving this medication.
How is cytarabine liposomal given (DepoCyt)?
Cytarabine liposomal is given as an injection through a needle placed into the space around your spinal cord. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.
Tell your caregivers at once if you have nausea and vomiting with headache and fever. These may be early signs of central nervous system damage.
To be sure cytarabine liposomal is not causing harmful effects, your doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis. Do not miss any follow-up appointments.
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