What happens if I miss a dose (Somavert)?
If you miss a dose of pegvisomant, skip the missed dose and use only the next regularly scheduled dose the next day. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Somavert)?
Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if an overdose of pegvisomant is suspected.
Symptoms of a pegvisomant overdose may include fatigue.
What should I avoid while taking pegvisomant (Somavert)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity during treatment with pegvisomant unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider.
What other drugs will affect pegvisomant (Somavert)?
Before taking pegvisomant, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- any medicine taken by mouth to treat diabetes such as glyburide (Diabeta, Glynase, Micronase), glipizide (Glucotrol), glimepiride (Amaryl), rosiglitazone (Avandia), pioglitazone (Actos), and others; or
- a narcotic pain or cough medication such as codeine (Tylenol #3, others), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet, others), oxycodone (Percocet, others), morphine (MS Contin, MSIR, OxyContin, others), fentanyl (Duragesic, others), and others.
You may not be able to take pegvisomant, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with pegvisomant. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about pegvisomant 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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