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Side Effects of Zevalin

Just like any medicine, Zevalin can cause side effects, some of which can be significant. Although not everyone who receives this medicine will have problems, most people will experience some type of adverse reaction to this drug.
 
Talk to your healthcare provider about strategies to prevent or treat side effects you may experience. He or she may give you medicines to help manage some of the reactions caused by this drug.
 
Common side effects of Zevalin include but are not limited to:
 
  • Low blood cell counts
  • Fatigue
  • Common cold symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain.
 
(Click Zevalin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Zevalin may react with several other medicines (see Zevalin Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
 
  • An infection or get infections easily
  • Plans to receive a vaccination
  • A history of a severe reaction to rituximab
  • 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 Zevalin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
 
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