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Bone Marrow Suppression
Inform patients that HYCAMTIN decreases blood cell counts such as white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cells. Patients who develop fever, other signs of infection (e.g., chills, cough, or burning pain on urination), or bleeding while on therapy should notify their physician promptly. Inform patients that frequent blood tests will be performed while taking HYCAMTIN to monitor for the occurrence of bone marrow suppression.
Pregnancy And Breastfeeding
Advise patients to use effective contraceptive measures to prevent pregnancy and to avoid breastfeeding during treatment with HYCAMTIN.
Asthenia And Fatigue
Inform patients that HYCAMTIN may cause asthenia or fatigue. If these symptoms occur, caution should be observed when driving or operating machinery.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/18/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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