Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your progress closely while you are receiving this medicine to make sure that it is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Receiving this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control while you are receiving this medicine and for at least 5 months after the last dose to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while receiving the medicine, tell your doctor right away.

This medicine may cause serious 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, cough, dizziness, fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse, headache, nausea, runny or stuffy nose, trouble breathing, itching or skin rash, lightheadedness, or fainting after receiving this medicine.

This medicine may cause a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth while you are receiving this medicine.

Isatuximab-irfc injection will lower the number of some types of blood cells in your body. Because of this, you may bleed or get infections more easily. To help with these problems, avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Wash your hands often. Stay away from rough sports or other situations where you could be bruised, cut, or injured. Brush and floss your teeth gently. Be careful when using sharp objects, including razors and fingernail clippers.

This medicine may increase your risk of having secondary cancers, including bone marrow (myelodysplasia), breast, or skin cancer. Check with your doctor right away if you develop any skin changes, including a new wart, change in size or color of a mole, a skin sore or reddish bump that does not heal, bloody or black, tarry stools, clear or bloody discharge from nipple, inverted nipple, dimpling of the breast, skin lump in the breast or under the arm, redness or swelling of the breast, sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal, or unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.

Make sure any doctor who treats you knows that you are receiving this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal (eg, St. John's wort) or vitamin supplements.