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Theracys Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is BCG (Theracys)?
- What are the possible side effects of BCG (Theracys)?
- What is the most important information I should know about BCG (Theracys)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before I receive BCG (Theracys)?
- How is BCG given (Theracys)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Theracys)?
- What happens if I overdose (Theracys)?
- What should I avoid while receiving BCG (Theracys)?
- What other drugs will affect BCG (Theracys)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Theracys)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your BCG treatment.
What happens if I overdose (Theracys)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include signs of an infection, such as fever, chills, body aches, weakness, or other flu symptoms.
What should I avoid while receiving BCG (Theracys)?
Antibiotics can make BCG less effective and should be avoided during your treatment with BCG. If you have an infection that must be treated with an antibiotic, you may need to stop receiving BCG for a short time. Follow your doctor's instructions and be sure to tell any other doctor who treats you that you are receiving BCG.
What other drugs will affect BCG (Theracys)?
Before you receive BCG, tell your doctor if you are taking an antibiotic, or if you are using any drugs that weaken your immune system, such as:
- cancer medicine or radiation;
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- basiliximab (Simulect), efalizumab (Raptiva), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept);
- azathioprine (Imuran), leflunomide (Arava), etanercept (Enbrel); or
- steroids such as prednisone, fluticasone (Advair), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with BCG. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. 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 BCG.
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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