Medications


Yondelis Injection 1 mg

Uses

For treating cancer.

Instructions

This medicine is given as an IV injection into a vein.

This medicine is given gradually through the IV line.

This medicine should be given by a trained health care provider.

You must be monitored by a health care professional during and after each dose is given.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

Your doctor may prescribe other medications to reduce side effects. Follow instructions carefully.

It is very important that you continue using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Please do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better after the first few days.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Some patients on this medicine have developed severe, life-threatening infections. Please speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine is associated with a rare, but serious problem of the liver. Speak to your doctor about the early signs of liver problems and the benefits and risks of using this medicine.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk for serious blood clots. Speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks from using this medicine.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.

If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

This medicine may reduce your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid contact with people with colds, flu or other infections.

Contact your doctor if you develop any signs of a new infection such as fever, cough, sore throat, or chills.

Wash your hands often and avoid close contact with people with infections such as colds and flu.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine. You may safely start breastfeeding 3 months after stopping treatment.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.

This medicine may damage sperm. Men should use reliable birth control while taking this medicine.

Women of child-bearing age should have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medicine.

Women must use reliable forms of birth control while taking this medicine and for 3 months after stopping to prevent pregnancy.

Men with a female partner who is of childbearing age must use reliable birth control during sexual activity while taking this medicine and for 5 months after stopping to prevent pregnancy.

Do not take St. John's wort while on this medicine.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor right away if you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising.

This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • body aches
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • headaches
  • increased risk for an infection
  • darkening of skin or nails

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • bleeding that is severe or takes longer to stop
  • unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
  • chest pain
  • cough that does not go away
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • fainting
  • fever or chills
  • high fever
  • flu-like symptoms
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)
  • pus at injection site
  • signs of kidney damage (such as bloody or bubbly urine, or changes in urine color or amount)
  • symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
  • pain near injection site
  • pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • severe or persistent vomiting
  • sudden or unexplained weight gain

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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