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Some products that may interact with this drug include: drugs that may harm the kidneys (e.g., amphotericin B, cidofovir, aminoglycosides such as amikacin/gentamicin/tobramycin), pentamidine, "water pills" (diuretics), zidovudine.
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. Symptoms of overdose may include: seizures, tingling around the mouth, numbness/tingling in arms/legs.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
This medication is usually first given in the hospital where your condition can be monitored closely. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function, electrolytes levels, complete blood count, regular eye exams) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: It is important to use this medication as scheduled. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor immediately to set up a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and heat. Keep below 104 degrees F (40 degrees C). Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Information last revised December 2014. Copyright(c) 2014 First Databank, Inc.
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