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Hexalen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is altretamine (Hexalen)?
- What are the possible side effects of altretamine (Hexalen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about altretamine (Hexalen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking altretamine (Hexalen)?
- How should I take altretamine (Hexalen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Hexalen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Hexalen)?
- What should I avoid while taking altretamine (Hexalen)?
- What other drugs will affect altretamine (Hexalen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Hexalen)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of altretamine.
What happens if I overdose (Hexalen)?
If for any reason an overdose of altretamine is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Symptoms of an altretamine overdose tend to be similar to side effects caused by the medication, although often more severe.
What should I avoid while taking altretamine (Hexalen)?
Altretamine can lower the activity of your immune system making you susceptible to infections. Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses and do not receive vaccines that contain live strains of a virus (e.g., live oral polio vaccine) during treatment with altretamine. In addition, avoid contact with individuals who have recently been vaccinated with a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus can be passed on to you.
What other drugs will affect altretamine (Hexalen)?
Before taking altretamine, tell your doctor if you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking one of these medicines.
Before taking altretamine, tell your doctor if you are taking cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB). You may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with altretamine. Administration of a live vaccine may be dangerous during treatment with altretamine.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with altretamine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, during treatment with altretamine.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about altretamine written for health professionals that you may read.
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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- Hexalen Side Effects Center
- Hexalen Overview including Precautions
- Hexalen FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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