Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your progress closely and at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during treatment with this medicine.

Do not have any live vaccines (immunizations) while you are being treated with anifrolumab-fnia. Check with your doctor before having any vaccines.

This medicine may cause serious infections (eg, lung infection, herpes zoster). Check with your doctor right away if you have cough, fever, painful blisters on the trunk of the body, sneezing, or sore throat.

Anifrolumab-fnia may cause infusion 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.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis and angioedema, which can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after using this medicine.

Using this medicine may increase your risk of getting cancer. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about this risk.

Tell your doctor if you are also receiving other biologic treatments.