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Advise patients to contact a healthcare professional for any of the following:
- Skin and ocular/visual changes [see BOXED WARNING, DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, and ADVERSE REACTIONS]
- Signs and symptoms of infusion reactions, including fever, chills, or breathing problems [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, and ADVERSE REACTIONS]
- Diarrhea and dehydration [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Persistent or recurrent coughing, wheezing, dyspnea, or new-onset facial swelling [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS]
- Pregnancy or nursing [see Use In Specific Populations]
Advise patients of the need for:
- Periodic monitoring of electrolytes [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Limitation of sun exposure (use sunscreen, wear hats) while receiving Vectibix and for 2 months after the last dose of Vectibix therapy [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Adequate contraception in both males and females while receiving Vectibix and for 6 months after the last dose of Vectibix therapy [see Use In Specific Populations]
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/9/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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