What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Avastin if you have:
- Heart disease
- A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any infection or fever
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Avastin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Avastin and Breastfeeding)
- Planning to have a surgery.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Avastin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?In studies, people who were given high doses of Avastin (two to four times the recommended dosages) experienced headaches. However, an overdose of this medication is not common, since the drug is administered by a healthcare professional.
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.