Uvadex Injectable Solution 0.02 mg/mL

Uses

For treating cancer.

Instructions

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

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

This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.

Wear wrap-around sunglasses for 24 hours after each treatment to reduce the risk of damage to the eyes.

Avoid sunlight, both outdoors and through windows, for at least 8 hours after using medicine. If not possible, wear protective clothing (long sleeves, hat, gloves, long pants) and use sunscreen that blocks UVA light.

Do not apply sunscreen to areas being treated by UVA light until after the treatment is completed.

To avoid severe sunburn, do not sunbathe for at least 24 hours before and 48 hours after treatment.

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.

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 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.

This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.

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.

Speak with your doctor before taking any medicine with aspirin.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

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

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.

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.

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.

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.

  • dizziness
  • severe or persistent headache
  • leg cramps
  • increased risk of sunburn
  • bitter taste
  • weakness

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

  • irregular heart beat
  • depression or feeling sad
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • red, peeling or blistering skin
  • skin sores
  • blurring or changes of vision

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.

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

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