peginterferon alfa 2b - injection, Pegintron (cont.)
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: hydroxyurea, lamivudine, methadone, stavudine, telbivudine, theophylline, zidovudine.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as blood counts, thyroid tests, virus levels, kidney/liver function, triglyceride levels, eye exams) should be performed before you start treatment, periodically to monitor your progress, or to check for side effects. Depending on your medical history, other tests (such as EKG) may be needed. Consult your doctor for more details.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, take the missed dose as soon as possible during the same day or the next day, then continue on your regular dosing schedule. If several days go by after you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist to establish a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Store the pen in the refrigerator between 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C). Store the vials at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Each vial or pen can be used only once. Discard any unused portion. Keep all medications away from children and pets.After mixing, if not used immediately, the medication may be stored in the refrigerator between 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C) for up to 24 hours. Do not freeze.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.
Information last revised January 2014. Copyright(c) 2014 First Databank, Inc.
Last Editorial Review: 4/16/2014
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