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What happens if I miss a dose (Erbitux)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your cetuximab infusion.
What happens if I overdose (Erbitux)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a cetuximab overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while receiving cetuximab (Erbitux)?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds) while you are receiving cetuximab and for at least 2 months after your treatment ends. Cetuximab can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.
What other drugs will affect cetuximab (Erbitux)?
Tell your doctor if you are also being treated with cisplatin (Platinol).
There may be other drugs that can interact with cetuximab. 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 cetuximab.
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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