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Tabloid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is thioguanine (Tabloid)?
- What are the possible side effects of thioguanine (Tabloid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about thioguanine (Tabloid)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking thioguanine (Tabloid)?
- How should I take thioguanine (Tabloid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tabloid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tabloid)?
- What should I avoid while taking thioguanine (Tabloid)?
- What other drugs will affect thioguanine (Tabloid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tabloid)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of thioguanine.
What happens if I overdose (Tabloid)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking thioguanine (Tabloid)?
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 thioguanine. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), oral polio, rotavirus, typhoid, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect thioguanine (Tabloid)?
Tell your doctor about all other cancer treatments you are receiving. Also tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- acetaminophen (Tylenol);
- auranofin (Ridaura);
- azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran);
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune);
- mercaptopurine (Pureinethol);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- olsalazine (Dipentum), mesalamine (Pentasa, Rowasa, Asacol), or sulfasalazine (Azulfidine);
- sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (Bactrim, Gantanol, Gantrisin, Septra, SMX-TMP, and others);
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- tuberculosis medications;
- cholesterol medications such as niacin (Advicor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), and others;
- an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), and others; or
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others;
- an antibiotic such as dapsone, erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate);
- antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), or ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal);
- seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), felbamate (Felbatol), valproic acid (Depakene); or
- HIV/AIDS medications such as abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine (Trizivir), lamivudine (Combivir, Epivir), nevirapine (Viramune), tenofovir (Viread), or zidovudine (Retrovir);
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with thioguanine. 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 thioguanine.
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 Tabloid Information
- Tabloid Drug Interactions Center: thioguanine oral
- Tabloid Side Effects Center
- Tabloid Overview including Precautions
- Tabloid FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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