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Thiotepa Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is thiotepa (Thiotepa)?
- What are the possible side effects of thiotepa (Thiotepa)?
- What is the most important information I should know about thiotepa (Thiotepa)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving thiotepa (Thiotepa)?
- How is thiotepa given (Thiotepa)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Thiotepa)?
- What happens if I overdose (Thiotepa)?
- What should I avoid while receiving thiotepa (Thiotepa)?
- What other drugs will affect thiotepa (Thiotepa)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Thiotepa)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your thiotepa injection.
What happens if I overdose (Thiotepa)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while receiving thiotepa (Thiotepa)?
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 thiotepa. 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), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect thiotepa (Thiotepa)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- drugs that weaken your immune system (such as steroids or other cancer medicine);
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- basiliximab (Simulect), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept); or
- azathioprine (Imuran), leflunomide (Arava), etanercept (Enbrel).
There may be other drugs that can interact with thiotepa. 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 thiotepa.
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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