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Thalomid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is thalidomide (Thalomid)?
- What are the possible side effects of thalidomide (Thalomid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about thalidomide (Thalomid)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking thalidomide (Thalomid)?
- How should I take thalidomide (Thalomid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Thalomid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Thalomid)?
- What should I avoid while taking thalidomide (Thalomid)?
- What other drugs will affect thalidomide (Thalomid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Thalomid)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Thalomid)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking thalidomide (Thalomid)?
Thalidomide may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of thalidomide.
What other drugs will affect thalidomide (Thalomid)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by thalidomide. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
If you use hormonal birth control (pills, implants, injections) to prevent pregnancy: There are certain drugs that can make hormonal birth control less effective in your body. This list may not include all drugs that can affect hormonal birth control.
- HIV medicines such as tipranavir (Aptivus), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), ritonavir (Norvir), atazanavir (Reyataz), or nelfinavir (Viracept);
- griseofulvin (Gris-PEG, Grifulvin V, Grisactin, or Fulvicin);
- rifampin (Rimactane, Rifadin);
- rifabutin (Mycobutin);
- phenytoin (Dilantin); or
- carbamazepine (Tegretol).
If you rely on hormonal birth control during your treatment with thalidomide, tell your doctor about all other medicines you use. You may need to replace your hormonal birth control method with another effective form of contraception. Not having sexual intercourse (abstinence) is the most effective method of preventing pregnancy.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with thalidomide. 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 pharmacist has more information about thalidomide 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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Additional Thalomid Information
- Thalomid Drug Interactions Center: thalidomide oral
- Thalomid Side Effects Center
- Thalomid Overview including Precautions
- Thalomid FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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