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Some products that may interact with this drug include: acyclovir, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, aminosalicylic acid, barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital), benzodiazepines (e.g., triazolam), bumetanide, clofibrate, methotrexate, famotidine, furosemide, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen), theophylline, zidovudine.
If you are taking probenecid and any of the medications listed above, ask your doctor if you should temporarily stop the other medication or decrease its dosage because probenecid may affect how well those medications are removed from your body. This is very important for zidovudine.
Tell your doctor if you have had previous use of foscarnet.
Avoid taking other medications that may damage your kidneys (e.g., amphotericin B, foscarnet, pentamidine, vancomycin, aminoglycosides including tobramycin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs including ibuprofen) within 7 days before and during treatment with this medication. In some cases, serious (possibly fatal) kidney damage may occur. See also Warning section.
Check the labels on all your medicines because they may contain NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen). Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: change in the amount of urine.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., eye exams) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others, always use an effective barrier method (e.g., latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during sexual activity. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
MISSED DOSE: For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If you miss a dose of cidofovir, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. If you miss a dose of the probenecid, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately. You may have to reschedule your cidofovir dose.
STORAGE: Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Information last revised April 2012. Copyright(c) 2012 First Databank, Inc.
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