Naxitamab-gqgk injection may cause serious or life-threatening reactions. A doctor or nurse will watch you or your child closely while receiving the infusion and for at least 2 hours afterwards to provide treatment in case of a serious reaction to the medication. You may be given other medications before and during naxitamab-gqgk to prevent or manage infusion reactions. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms during your infusion or after your infusion: hives; rash; itching; reddening of the skin; fever; chills; wheezing or difficulty breathing or swallowing; swelling of the face, throat, tongue, or lips; dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; or a fast heartbeat.
Naxitamab-gqgk injection can cause damage to nerves that may result in pain or other symptoms. You or your child may receive pain medication before, during, and after the naxitamab-gqgk infusion. Tell your doctor or other health care provider(s) immediately if you or your child experience any of the following symptoms during and after the infusion: severe or worsening pain, particularly in the stomach, back, chest, muscles or joints; numbness, tingling, burning, or weakness in the feet or hands; difficulty urinating or emptying your bladder; headache; blurred vision, vision changes, larger pupil size, difficulty focusing, or sensitivity to light; confusion or decreased alertness; difficulty speaking; or seizures.
Your doctor or pharmacist will give you the manufacturer’s patient information sheet (Medication Guide) when you begin treatment with naxitamab-gqgk and each time you refill your prescription. Read the information carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. You can also visit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm085729.htm) or the manufacturer’s website to obtain the Medication Guide.
Talk to your doctor about the risk(s) of receiving naxitamab-gqgk.
Naxitamab (brand name – Danyelza) is an FDA-approved treatment for cancer that begins in nerve cells, bone, or bone marrow. It is used in combination with another medication in adults and children one year of age. Naxitamab injection is in a class of medications called monoclonal antibodies. It works by killing cancer cells.
Let us walk you through the key things you need to know about Naxitamab.
How should I take naxitamab (Danyelza)?
Naxitamab comes as a solution (liquid) to be injected into a vein over 30 to 60 minutes by a doctor or nurse in a medical facility. Your doctor will probably treat you with other medications before and during each dose to help prevent certain side effects.
Be sure to tell your doctor how you are feeling during your treatment with naxitamab. You can help them by tracking your side effects in Ankr.
What are the side effects of naxitamab (Danyelza)?
Common side effects
Naxitimab may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication. If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
What special precautions should I follow?
Before receiving naxitamab or Danyelza
- tell your doctor about your allergies
- tell your doctor about other intakes
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any other disease, symptom, or treatment
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods you can use during treatment.
While you are on naxitamab or Danyelza
- if you become pregnant while receiving naxitamab-gqgk, call your doctor. Naxitamab-gqgk may harm the fetus.
- tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You should not breastfeed during your treatment with naxitamab-gqgk and for 2 months after your final dose.
I forgot a dose. What should I do?
If you miss an appointment to receive naxitamab-gqgk, call your doctor as soon as possible.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.
Last Revised – 03/23/2023, FDA-updated-,11/25/2020, SG
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