peginterferon alfa-2a - injection, Pegasys (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: hydroxyurea, lamivudine, stavudine, telbivudine, theophylline, zidovudine.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. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood tests, thyroid tests, virus levels, kidney function tests, triglyceride levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Depending on your medical history, other tests (e.g., EKG) may be needed. Consult your doctor for more details.You may need an eye exam before using this medication. If you have an eye disease or have a condition that places you at greater risk for eye disease (e.g., diabetes), you should have periodic eye exams while using this drug.Do not change brands of interferon without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. Other interferons may not have the same effects on your disease.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose and you remember within 2 days of when you should have taken the medication, give the injection as soon as remembered. Take your next dose on the day you usually take it. If more than 2 days have passed since your missed dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist to establish a new dosing schedule.
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