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Fludara Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is fludarabine (Fludara)?
- What are the possible side effects of fludarabine (Fludara)?
- What is the most important information I should know about fludarabine (Fludara)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I receive fludarabine (Fludara)?
- How is fludarabine given (Fludara)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Fludara)?
- What happens if I overdose (Fludara)?
- What should I avoid while receiving fludarabine (Fludara)?
- What other drugs will affect fludarabine (Fludara)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Fludara)?
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your fludarabine injection.
What happens if I overdose (Fludara)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include fever, cough, trouble breathing, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness, vision problems, behavior changes, or some of the other serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while receiving fludarabine (Fludara)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using fludarabine, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), oral polio, chickenpox (varicella), BCG (Bacillus Calmette and Guérin), and nasal flu vaccine.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
What other drugs will affect fludarabine (Fludara)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with fludarabine. 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 fludarabine.
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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Additional Fludara Information
- Fludara Drug Interactions Center: fludarabine iv
- Fludara Side Effects Center
- Fludara Overview including Precautions
- Fludara FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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