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Zanosar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is streptozocin (Zanosar)?
- What are the possible side effects of streptozocin (Zanosar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about streptozocin (Zanosar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using streptozocin (Zanosar)?
- How should I use streptozocin (Zanosar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zanosar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zanosar)?
- What should I avoid while using streptozocin (Zanosar)?
- What other drugs will affect streptozocin (Zanosar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zanosar)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of streptozocin.
What happens if I overdose (Zanosar)?
If an overdose of streptozocin is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Symptoms of a streptozocin overdose tend to be similar to side effects caused by the medication, although often more severe.
What should I avoid while using streptozocin (Zanosar)?
Streptozocin can lower the activity of your immune system making you susceptible to infections. Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses and do not receive vaccines that contain live strains of a virus (e.g., live oral polio vaccine) during treatment with streptozocin. In addition, avoid contact with individuals who have recently been vaccinated with a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus can be passed on to you.
Treatment with streptozocin may cause drowsiness or confusion. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities if drowsiness or confusion occurs.
What other drugs will affect streptozocin (Zanosar)?
Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with streptozocin. Administration of a live vaccine may be dangerous during treatment with streptozocin.
Other medications may interact with streptozocin. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, during treatment with streptozocin.
Where can I get more information?
Your healthcare provider may have additional information about streptozocin that you may read.
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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