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alefacept (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Amevive)?

Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of alefacept.

What happens if I overdose (Amevive)?

An overdose of alefacept is unlikely to threaten life. Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if an overdose of alefacept is suspected.

Symptoms of an alefacept overdose may include chills, headache, joint pain, stuffy nose, and low white blood cell counts.

What should I avoid while using alefacept (Amevive)?

Talk to your doctor before receiving vaccinations during treatment with alefacept. It is not known whether alefacept will reduce the actions of vaccines that use a live strain of the virus (e.g., measles, mumps, and rubella or MMR) if administered during treatment with alefacept.

What other drugs will affect alefacept (Amevive)?

Talk to your doctor before receiving vaccinations during treatment with alefacept. It is not known whether alefacept will reduce the actions of vaccines that use live strains of the virus (e.g., measles, mumps, and rubella or MMR) if administered during treatment with alefacept.

Other medications that affect the immune system may interact with alefacept. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products during treatment with alefacept.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about alefacept written for healthcare professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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