alemtuzumab - injection, Campath (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have ever had a severe reaction to it; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: any current infections, immune system problems (e.g., HIV).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart disease, high blood pressure.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.Before receiving a blood transfusion, tell your doctor that you are using this medication.Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose.Wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infections.To lower your risk of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since the effects of this medication on an unborn baby are unknown, it is recommended that both men and women receiving this medication use at least 2 reliable forms of birth control (e.g., condoms, birth control pills) during treatment with this medication and for at least 6 months afterwards. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or if your partner becomes pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended during treatment with this medication and for at least 3 months afterwards. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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