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Patients should understand that there is a risk of irreversible myocardial damage associated with treatment with ELLENCE, as well as a risk of treatment-related leukemia.
Patients should consult their physician if vomiting, dehydration, fever, evidence of infection, symptoms of CHF, or injection-site pain occurs following therapy with ELLENCE.
Advise patients that their urine may appear red for 1 to 2 days after administration of ELLENCE and that they should not be alarmed. Because ELLENCE may induce chromosomal damage in sperm, advise men undergoing treatment with ELLENCE to use effective contraceptive methods. Women treated with ELLENCE may develop irreversible amenorrhea, or premature menopause.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/7/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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