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Raptiva Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is efalizumab (Raptiva)?
- What are the possible side effects of efalizumab (Raptiva)?
- What is the most important information I should know about efalizumab (Raptiva)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using efalizumab (Raptiva)?
- How should I use efalizumab (Raptiva)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Raptiva)?
- What happens if I overdose (Raptiva)?
- What should I avoid while using efalizumab (Raptiva)?
- What other drugs will affect efalizumab (Raptiva)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Raptiva)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of efalizumab.
What happens if I overdose (Raptiva)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose may cause severe vomiting.
What should I avoid while using efalizumab (Raptiva)?
Avoid being near people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are using efalizumab, 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), oral polio, chickenpox (varicella), and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect efalizumab (Raptiva)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you are using, especially:
- other psoriasis medications or phototherapy;
- drugs that weaken your immune system (such as cancer medicine or steroids);
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- basiliximab (Simulect), efalizumab (Raptiva), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept); or
- azathioprine (Imuran), leflunomide (Arava), etanercept (Enbrel).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with efalizumab. 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.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about efalizumab.
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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