cisplatin-powder for injection (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medications you use, especially of: phenytoin, furosemide, bumetanide, ethacrynic acid, aminoglycosides (e.g., neomycin). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, and deafness.
NOTES: This medication can lower your body's ability to fight an infection. Notify your doctor if you develop any signs of an infection such as fever, sore throat, rash, or chills. Avoid touching your eyes or inside your nose without first washing your hands. Use caution with sharp objects like safety razors or nail cutters and avoid activities such as contact sports in order to lower the chance of getting cut, bruised or injured. Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine. Regular doctor visits are important. Frequent blood tests will be done to monitor therapy.
MISSED DOSE: Do not double dose if missed. Contact your doctor.
STORAGE: Store powder at room temperature. Protect from light. The reconstituted solution may be stored in the original vial at 81 degrees F (27 degrees C) up to 20 hours. Do not refrigerate the reconstituted solution.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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