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Zavesca Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is miglustat (Zavesca)?
- What are the possible side effects of miglustat (Zavesca)?
- What is the most important information I should know about miglustat (Zavesca)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking miglustat (Zavesca)?
- How should I take miglustat (Zavesca)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zavesca)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zavesca)?
- What should I avoid while taking miglustat (Zavesca)?
- What other drugs will affect miglustat (Zavesca)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zavesca)?
If you miss a dose of miglustat, skip the missed dose and only take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What happens if I overdose (Zavesca)?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a miglustat overdose are not well known but may include dizziness, numbness and tingling, and blood problems.
What should I avoid while taking miglustat (Zavesca)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity during treatment with miglustat unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What other drugs will affect miglustat (Zavesca)?
Miglustat is not intended for use with imiglucerase (Cerezyme), another treatment for type 1 Gaucher disease.
There are no known interactions between miglustat and other medications. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, during treatment with miglustat.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about miglustat.
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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Additional Zavesca Information
- Zavesca Drug Interactions Center: miglustat oral
- Zavesca Side Effects Center
- Zavesca FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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