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Leustatin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cladribine (Leustatin)?
- What are the possible side effects of cladribine (Leustatin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cladribine (Leustatin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving cladribine (Leustatin)?
- How is cladribine given (Leustatin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Leustatin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Leustatin)?
- What should I avoid while receiving cladribine (Leustatin)?
- What other drugs will affect cladribine (Leustatin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Leustatin)?
Since this medication is given in a healthcare setting around the clock, you will not miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Leustatin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while receiving cladribine (Leustatin)?
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 cladribine, 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), zoster (shingles), and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine.
What other drugs will affect cladribine (Leustatin)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially drugs that weaken your immune system such as:
- any other cancer medications;
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- basiliximab (Simulect), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept);
- azathioprine (Imuran), leflunomide (Arava), etanercept (Enbrel); or
- steroids such as prednisone, dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) fluticasone (Flonase, Advair), methylprednisolone (Medrol), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with cladribine. 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 cladribine.
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 Leustatin Information
- Leustatin Drug Interactions Center: cladribine iv
- Leustatin Side Effects Center
- Leustatin Overview including Precautions
- Leustatin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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