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What happens if I miss a dose (Mylotarg)?
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your gemtuzumab injection.
What happens if I overdose (Mylotarg)?
Since gemtuzumab is given by a healthcare professional, an overdose is not likely to occur.
Symptoms of a gemtuzumab overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while using gemtuzumab (Mylotarg)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are being treated with gemtuzumab, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. The live vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. There is also chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), oral polio, chickenpox (varicella), BCG (Bacillus Calmette and Guérin), and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect gemtuzumab (Mylotarg)?
Tell your doctor about all other chemotherapy treatments you are receiving.
There may be other drugs that can interact with gemtuzumab. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. 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 gemtuzumab.
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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