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What happens if I miss a dose (Vidaza)?
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your azacitidine injection.
What happens if I overdose (Vidaza)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
What should I avoid while using azacitidine (Vidaza)?
Avoid being near people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses. Contact your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Avoid getting any of this medicine on your skin. If this does happen, tell your caregiver right away and wash the area with soap and warm water.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are being treated with azacitidine, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you.
What other drugs will affect azacitidine (Vidaza)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with azacitidine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about azacitidine.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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