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bortezomib - injection, Velcade (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as boron, mannitol), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: nerve sensation problems (e.g., peripheral neuropathy), heart disease, low blood pressure, loss of body fluids (dehydration), diabetes, liver disease, severe kidney disease, certain viral infection (herpes, shingles).To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position.This drug may make you dizzy or cause vision changes. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor and avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine.Use caution with sharp objects like safety razors or nail cutters and avoid activities such as contact sports to lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured.Wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infections.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may cause harm to an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Use reliable form(s) of birth control during treatment with this drug. Consult your doctor for more details.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug due to the potential risk to the nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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