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What happens if I miss a dose (Gemzar)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a miss an appointment to receive your gemcitabine infusion.
What happens if I overdose (Gemzar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include numbness or tingly feeling, severe skin rash, fever, chills, flu symptoms, or any signs of infection.
What should I avoid while using gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
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 gemcitabine, 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 gemcitabine (Gemzar)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with gemcitabine. 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 doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about gemcitabine.
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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