Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin should not be used along with other chemotherapy medicines. Severe bone marrow problems occur even at normal doses of Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin . Severe and sometimes fatal allergic reactions and lung problems have occurred with use of Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin . Tell the doctor immediately if you experience rash; hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; or severe dizziness. Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin may also increase the risk of severe and sometimes fatal liver problems. This risk may be increased if you have liver problems, you have had a hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT), or you use Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin in combination with other chemotherapy medicines. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience sudden weight gain, right-sided stomach pain, stomach swelling, yellowing of the eyes or skin, or dark urine. Your doctor will monitor you closely while you use Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin .
Treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in patients 60 years of age and older who cannot take other cancer medications. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin is a chemotherapy agent. It works by binding to and breaking specific parts that the cancer cell needs to survive.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin . However, no specific interactions with Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Back pain; constipation; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; fatigue; headache; indigestion; joint pain; loss of appetite; mouth sores; nausea; pain or inflammation at the injection site; runny nose; sleeplessness; stomach pain; vomiting; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); change in amount or frequency of urine; chest pain; dark urine; depression; fast or irregular heart rate; fever, chills, or sore throat; increased thirst; one-sided weakness; pink or red-colored urine; right-sided stomach pain; seizure; severe dizziness; severe headache; shortness of breath; slurred speech; stomach swelling; sudden weight gain; swelling of the arms, legs, or feet; unusual bleeding or bruising (eg, nosebleed, red or purple spots under the skin, unusual vaginal bleeding); vision changes; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin :
Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin at home, store Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.