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What happens if I miss a dose (Mustargen)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of mechlorethamine injection.
What happens if I overdose (Mustargen)?
If for any reason an overdose of mechlorethamine is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Symptoms of a mechlorethamine overdose tend to be similar to side effects caused by the medication, although often more severe.
What should I avoid while taking mechlorethamine (Mustargen)?
Mechlorethamine can lower the activity of your immune system making you susceptible to infections. Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses and do not receive vaccines that contain live strains of a virus (e.g., live oral polio vaccine) during treatment with mechlorethamine. In addition, avoid contact with individuals who have recently been vaccinated with a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus can be passed on to you.
Mechlorethamine is highly toxic and both the powder and solution must be handled with care. Inhalation of dust or vapors and contact with skin or mucous membranes (eyes, nose and mouth) must be avoided.
What other drugs will affect mechlorethamine (Mustargen)?
Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with mechlorethamine. Administration of a live vaccine may be dangerous during treatment with mechlorethamine.
Other drugs may interact with mechlorethamine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, during treatment with mechlorethamine.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about mechlorethamine written for health professionals that you may read.
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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