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  • Inform patients to notify their physicians if they have any of the following symptoms that last more than 48 hours or increase in severity: fever, chills, malaise, flu-like symptoms, increased fatigue, or an increase burning or pain on urination.
  • Inform patients to notify their physicians right away if they experience any of the following: increased urinary urgency or frequency of urination, blood in urine, joint pain, eye pain, irritation, or redness, cough, skin rash, jaundice, or vomiting.
  • Inform patients that TheraCys contains live mycobacteria that can be present in voided urine. Advise patients on proper procedures to minimize environmental contamination of voided urine.
    • For 6 hours after treatment, void while seated to minimize splashing of urine.
    • For 6 hours after treatment, disinfect voided urine by adding an approximately equal volume of household bleach (5% hypochlorite solution) into the toilet bowl and allowing the bleach and urine to stand for 15 minutes prior to flushing.
    • Family and close contacts should avoid contact with voided urine.
  • Increase fluid intake to flush the bladder for several hours after treatment with TheraCys, unless medically contraindicated.

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/4/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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