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Proleukin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is aldesleukin (Proleukin)?
- What are the possible side effects of aldesleukin (Proleukin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about aldesleukin (Proleukin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving aldesleukin (Proleukin)?
- How is aldesleukin given (Proleukin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Proleukin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Proleukin)?
- What should I avoid while receiving aldesleukin (Proleukin)?
- What other drugs will affect aldesleukin (Proleukin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Proleukin)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your aldesleukin injection.
What happens if I overdose (Proleukin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, hallucinations, fast or pounding heartbeats, chest pain, trouble walking or breathing, painful swelling in any part of your body, problems with vision or speech, urinating less than usual , or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while receiving aldesleukin (Proleukin)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect aldesleukin (Proleukin)?
Before receiving aldesleukin, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, anxiety, or nausea and vomiting). They can add to sleepiness caused by aldesleukin.
Aldesleukin can harm your kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use other medicines harmful to the kidneys. You may need dose adjustments or special tests if you have recently used:
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- pain or arthritis medicines such as aspirin (Anacin, Excedrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis, such as mesalamine (Pentasa) or sulfasalazine (Azulfidine);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- IV antibiotics such as amphotericin B (Amphotec, AmBisome, Abelcet), amikacin (Amikin), bacitracin (Baci IM), capreomycin (Capastat), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), streptomycin, or vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled);
- antiviral medicines such as acyclovir (Zovirax), adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), foscarnet (Foscavir), ganciclovir (Cytovene), valacyclovir (Valtrex), or valganciclovir (Valcyte); or
- cancer medicine such as carmustine (BiCNU, Gliadel), cisplatin (Platinol), ifosfamide (Ifex), oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), streptozocin (Zanosar), or tretinoin (Vesanoid).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with aldesleukin. 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. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about aldesleukin.
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 Proleukin Information
- Proleukin Drug Interactions Center: aldesleukin iv
- Proleukin Side Effects Center
- Proleukin Overview including Precautions
- Proleukin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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