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Dosing Information

The dose of Zolinza your healthcare provider recommends will be based largely on how well you tolerate the medicine. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Zolinza Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Zolinza

Just like any chemotherapy medicine, Zolinza can cause side effects, some of which can be quite significant. In fact, the majority of people who use this drug will experience some type of reaction during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or treat certain side effects of this medicine.
Common side effects of Zolinza include but are not limited to:
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • An abnormal taste in the mouth
  • Loss of appetite.
(Click Zolinza Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

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

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Ever had a blood clot in a vein or lung
  • Anemia
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Diabetes, prediabetes, or high blood sugar levels
  • Been told you have low or high levels of potassium or magnesium
  • 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 Zolinza Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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