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Istodax Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is romidepsin (Istodax)?
- What are the possible side effects of romidepsin (Istodax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about romidepsin (Istodax)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving romidepsin (Istodax)?
- How is romidepsin given (Istodax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Istodax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Istodax)?
- What should I avoid while receiving romidepsin (Istodax)?
- What other drugs will affect romidepsin (Istodax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Istodax)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your romidepsin injection.
What happens if I overdose (Istodax)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a romidepsin overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while receiving romidepsin (Istodax)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect romidepsin (Istodax)?
Many drugs can interact with romidepsin. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- St. John's wort;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), rifapentine (Priftin), telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), voriconazole (Vfend);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip), nefazodone;
- anti-malaria medication;
- a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), quinidine (Quinidex, Quin-Release Quin-G), and others;
- HIV or AIDS medications such as atazanavir (Reyataz), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, such as droperidol (Inapsine) or ondansetron (Zofran);
- medicines to treat a psychiatric disorder, such as clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), or pimozide (Orap);
- migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or zolmitriptan (Zomig);
- narcotic medication such as levomethadyl (Orlaam), or methadone (Dolophine, Methadose); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), and others.
There are many other medicines that can interact with romidepsin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about romidepsin.
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 Istodax Information
- Istodax Drug Interactions Center: romidepsin iv
- Istodax Side Effects Center
- Istodax Overview including Precautions
- Istodax FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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