Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Nerve problems
- Lung disease, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Had a previous allergic reaction to a platinum medication
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Eloxatin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Eloxatin and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Eloxatin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
What If I Overdose on Eloxatin?An overdose with this medication can be quite dangerous. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have been given too much Eloxatin.
(Click Eloxatin Overdose for more information.)
How Should This Medication Be Stored?Eloxatin will be stored by your healthcare provider. It should be stored at room temperature, protected from light. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.