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Gemzar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
- What are the possible side effects of gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
- How is gemcitabine used (Gemzar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Gemzar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Gemzar)?
- What should I avoid while using gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
- What other drugs will affect gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Gemzar)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a miss an appointment to receive your gemcitabine infusion.
What happens if I overdose (Gemzar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include numbness or tingly feeling, severe skin rash, fever, chills, flu symptoms, or any signs of infection.
What should I avoid while using gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using gemcitabine, 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), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with gemcitabine. 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 gemcitabine.
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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