"Patients with advanced colorectal cancer who are no longer responding to other therapies will now have another option, a new oral medication.
The new product, a combination of trifluridine and tipiracil (Lonsurf, Taiho Pharmace"...
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Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.
Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Medical tests and regular physical exams should be performed to check for side effects. Laboratory tests should be performed before giving cetuximab to check for the EGFR protein on your tumor. Certain laboratory tests (e.g., calcium, magnesium, potassium levels) will be performed from time to time while you are being treated with cetuximab and up to 8 weeks after your last infusion. Consult your doctor for more details. Keep all scheduled medical appointments.
MISSED DOSE: It is important that you receive cetuximab as scheduled by your doctor. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor immediately to obtain a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Not applicable. This medication is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Information last revised December 2014. Copyright(c) 2014 First Databank, Inc.
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