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Erbitux Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cetuximab (Erbitux)?
- What are the possible side effects of cetuximab (Erbitux)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cetuximab (Erbitux)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I receive cetuximab (Erbitux)?
- How is cetuximab given (Erbitux)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Erbitux)?
- What happens if I overdose (Erbitux)?
- What should I avoid while receiving cetuximab (Erbitux)?
- What other drugs will affect cetuximab (Erbitux)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Erbitux)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your cetuximab infusion.
What happens if I overdose (Erbitux)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving cetuximab (Erbitux)?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds while you are receiving cetuximab and for at least 2 months after your treatment ends. Cetuximab can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect cetuximab (Erbitux)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with cetuximab. 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 cetuximab.
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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