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Mithracin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is plicamycin (Mithracin)?
- What are the possible side effects of plicamycin (Mithracin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about plicamycin (Mithracin)?
- Who should not take plicamycin (Mithracin)?
- How should I take plicamycin (Mithracin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mithracin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mithracin)?
- What should I avoid while taking plicamycin (Mithracin)?
- What other drugs will affect plicamycin (Mithracin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Mithracin)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of plicamycin injection.
What happens if I overdose (Mithracin)?
If for any reason an overdose of plicamycin is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Symptoms of a plicamycin overdose tend to be similar to side effects caused by the medication, although often more severe.
What should I avoid while taking plicamycin (Mithracin)?
Plicamycin 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 plicamycin. 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 plicamycin (Mithracin)?
Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with plicamycin. Administration of a live vaccine may be dangerous during treatment with plicamycin.
Other drugs may interact with plicamycin. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, during treatment with plicamycin.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about plicamycin 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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