Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Heart problems, including heart disease, heart failure, or an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Ever been told you have electrolyte abnormalities, such as low calcium, potassium, or magnesium blood levels
- Frequent sun exposure
- Lung disease or a history of lung disease
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Erbitux and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Erbitux and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Erbitux Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
What If I Overdose on Erbitux?It is not entirely clear what to expect from an overdose with Erbitux. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this medication.
(Click Erbitux Overdose for more information.)
How Should This Medication Be Stored?Erbitux should be stored refrigerated, but not frozen. Once prepared for use, it can be kept at room temperature for up to 8 hours or refrigerated for up to 12 hours. Any remaining medicine must be discarded after each dose. It cannot be saved for future use.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.