What happens if I miss a dose (Kepivance)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of palifermin.
What happens if I overdose (Kepivance)?
If an overdose of palifermin is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Symptoms of a palifermin overdose are not well known but may include headache.
What should I avoid while using palifermin (Kepivance)?
Palifermin is given as an I .V. (in the vein) infusion for three days before you get chemotherapy and then three days after. Palifermin should not be given to you within 24 hours of your chemotherapy treatment.
What other drugs will affect palifermin (Kepivance)?
Palifermin can interact with heparin. If heparin is used to maintain your IV, your IV must be flushed with saline before and after palifermin.
Other medications may interact with palifermin. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, during treatment with palifermin.
Where can I get more information?
Your healthcare provider may have additional information about palifermin that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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