gallium nitrate - injection, Ganite (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur. Tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting gallium nitrate if you are using other drugs that may be harmful to your kidneys such as: aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., gentamicin, tobramycin), amphotericin B, cyclosporine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDS (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen), tacrolimus, vancomycin.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., calcium and phosphorus blood levels, kidney function tests) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. The amount of fluids you receive and the amount of urine you make will also be monitored. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, check with your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Before mixing, store the vials at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. After the medication is mixed with IV fluids, consult the pharmacist for storage information. Throw away any unused portion of the opened vial immediately. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010
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