Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Men and women should use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant during therapy and for at least 4 months after the last dose of this medicine. If you think you or your partner have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell the doctor right away.

You must have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days before starting this medicine. If you miss a period while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

Tell your doctor if you have chest pain, chills, cough, fever, or troubled breathing. These may be symptoms of a serious lung problem.

Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you plan to have children. Some men and women who use this medicine have become infertile (unable to have children).

Cancer medicines can cause nausea or vomiting in most people, sometimes even after receiving medicines to prevent it. Ask your doctor or nurse about other ways to control these side effects.

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.