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What happens if I miss a dose (Busulfex, Myleran)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Since busulfan injection is given by a healthcare professional, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Busulfex, Myleran)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, flu symptoms, mouth sores, easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums), pale skin, feeling tired or short of breath, rapid heart rate.
What should I avoid while using busulfan (Busulfex, Myleran)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using busulfan, 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. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect busulfan (Busulfex, Myleran)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with busulfan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about busulfan.
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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