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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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