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PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: blood disorders, kidney disease, liver disease, infections, allergies. This medication can interfere with sperm formation and may cause menstruation to stop resulting in temporary or permanent infertility. Use of birth control is recommended while taking this medication. Discuss this with your doctor. This medication should not be used during pregnancy. Birth control is recommended for both men and women while using this medication. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may use, including: blood thinners, digoxin, water pills, other anti-cancer medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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: This medication may affect your blood. Laboratory tests will be done regularly while taking this medication to guide therapy and monitor for possible side effects.
MISSED DOSE: Doses may be stopped or held depending on your condition. Discuss the dosing schedule with your doctor. If you miss a dose, do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) as directed away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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