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Drug Interactions

Vectibix may react with a few other medicines (see Vectibix Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
 
  • Ever been told you have electrolyte abnormalities, such as low calcium or magnesium levels
  • Frequent sun exposure
  • Lung disease
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Vectibix Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
 

What If I Overdose on Vectibix?

An overdose with this medicine may cause severe skin reactions, diarrhea, and tiredness. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this medication.
 
(Click Vectibix Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should This Medication Be Stored?

Vectibix will be stored by your healthcare provider. It should be refrigerated, but not frozen, and protected from direct sunlight. Once prepared for use, the diluted solution must be used within 6 hours if stored at room temperature, or within 24 hours if stored in the refrigerator.
 
Because this medicine does not contain preservatives, any unused 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.
 
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