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mitomycin (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using mitomycin (Mutamycin)?

Do not use mitomycin without first talking to your doctor if you have

  • kidney disease;
  • poorly functioning bone marrow; or
  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder

The use of mitomycin may be dangerous if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Mitomycin may be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use mitomycin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Discuss with your doctor the appropriate use of birth control during treatment with mitomycin if necessary.

It is not know whether mitomycin passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding should be avoided during treatment with mitomycin.

How should I use mitomycin (Mutamycin)?

Mitomycin should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.

Your doctor will determine the correct amount and frequency of treatment with mitomycin depending upon the type of cancer being treated and other factors. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns regarding the treatment schedule.

Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you notice redness, pain or swelling at the place of injection or anywhere else on your skin.

Your doctor will probably want you to have regularly scheduled blood tests and other medical evaluations during treatment with mitomycin to monitor progress and side effects.

Your healthcare provider will store mitomycin as directed by the manufacturer. If you are storing mitomycin at home, follow the directions provided by your healthcare provider.

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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