Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®
It is very important that your doctor check your progress closely while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
Receiving this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. If you are a woman who can get pregnant, your doctor may do tests to make sure you are not pregnant before starting treatment. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant during treatment and for at least 3 months after the last dose. If you think you have become pregnant while receiving this medicine, tell your doctor right away.
This medicine may cause infusion-related reactions, which can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you start to have a fever, chills or shaking, dizziness, trouble breathing, itching or rash, lightheadedness or fainting after receiving this medicine.
Check with your doctor right away if you have chest pain, chills, cough, fever, general feeling of discomfort or illness, trouble breathing, or thickening of bronchial secretions. These may be symptoms of lung problem (eg, interstitial lung disease, pneumonitis).
This medicine may cause serious skin reactions (eg, dermatitis acneiform, toxic epidermal necrolysis). Check with your doctor right away if you have acne, blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin, chills, cough, cracked, dry, or scaly skin, diarrhea, itching, joint or muscle pain, peeling or loosening of the skin, red irritated eyes, red skin lesions, often with a purple center, sore throat, sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips, swelling, or unusual tiredness or weakness.
This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps, outdoors and tanning beds for at least 2 months after the last dose.
Check with your doctor right away if blurred vision, difficulty with reading, eye pain, or any other change in vision occurs while you are receiving this medicine. Your doctor may want your eyes be checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).