samarium sm-153/lexidronam - injection, Quadramet (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, 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 problems (e.g., heart failure, irregular heartbeat), kidney problems, urinary/bladder problems (e.g., incontinence), decreased bone marrow function, blood disorders (e.g., bleeding problems, low platelet count, blood clotting problems), weakened immune system, low blood calcium levels.Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received polio vaccine by mouth or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose.Since this medication can increase your risk of developing serious infections, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infections. Avoid contact with people who have illnesses that may spread to others (e.g., flu, chickenpox).To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like safety razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Women should have a negative pregnancy test before treatment. It is recommended that men and women receiving this medication use reliable forms of birth control (e.g., condoms, birth control pills) to prevent pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss reliable forms of birth control.It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this medication is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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