interferon gamma 1b - injection, Actimmune (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using interferon, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, 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: heart disease (e.g., angina, irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure), liver disease, seizure disorder, blood cell disorders (e.g., anemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia).Children, especially those younger than 1 year, may be at greater risk for effects on the liver while using this drug. The manufacturer recommends regular laboratory tests (liver function tests), especially in children younger than 1 year.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: drugs that may affect your immune system (e.g., cancer chemotherapy, prednisone, cyclosporine), hydroxyurea, theophyllines (e.g., aminophylline, theophylline).
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