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What happens if I miss a dose (Valstar)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of valrubicin.
What happens if I overdose (Valstar)?
If for any reason an overdose of valrubicin is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Symptoms of a valrubicin overdose tend to be similar to side effects caused by the medication, although often more severe.
What should I avoid while using valrubicin (Valstar)?
Valrubicin 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 valrubicin. 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.
Skin accidentally exposed to valrubicin should be rinsed thoroughly with soap and warm water.
What other drugs will affect valrubicin (Valstar)?
Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with valrubicin. Administration of a live vaccine may be dangerous during treatment with valrubicin.
Other drugs may interact with valrubicin. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, during treatment with valrubicin.
Where can I get more information?
Your healthcare provider may have additional information about valrubicin 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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