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Velcade Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bortezomib (Velcade)?
- What are the possible side effects of bortezomib (Velcade)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bortezomib (Velcade)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving bortezomib (Velcade)?
- How is bortezomib given (Velcade)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Velcade)?
- What happens if I overdose (Velcade)?
- What should I avoid while receiving bortezomib (Velcade)?
- What other drugs will affect bortezomib (Velcade)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Velcade)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you will miss an appointment for your bortezomib injection.
What happens if I overdose (Velcade)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving bortezomib (Velcade)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Avoid becoming dehydrated if you have any vomiting or diarrhea. Symptoms of dehydration include dizziness, dry mouth, fainting, or hot and dry skin. Talk with your doctor about how best to keep yourself hydrated.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect bortezomib (Velcade)?
Many drugs can interact with bortezomib. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with bortezomib, especially:
- rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine;
- St. John's wort;
- an antibiotic--clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin;
- an antifungal medication--clotrimazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole;
- an antidepressant--nefazodone, paroxetine, sertraline;
- a barbiturate--amobarbital, butabarbital, mephobarbital, secobarbital, phenobarbital;
- diabetes medicine you take by mouth (your dose may need to be adjusted when your bortezomib treatment starts);
- HIV/AIDS medicine--atazanavir, delavirdine, efavirenz, etravirine, indinavir, nelfinavir, nevirapine, saquinavir, ritonavir;
- medicines to treat narcolepsy--armodafinil, modafinil; or
- seizure medicine--carbamazepine, felbamate, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, primidone.
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with bortezomib. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about bortezomib.
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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