Kynamro (Mipomersen sodium)
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Mipomersen sodium Information
(mi'' poe mer' sen )Mipomersen injection may cause liver damage. Tell your doctor if you drink or have ever drunk large amounts of alcohol and if you have or have ever had liver disease, including liver damage that developed while you were taking another medication. Your doctor will probably tell you not to use mipomersen injection if you have liver disease. Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you regularly take acetaminophen (Tylenol, in other medications for pain) and if you are taking amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone); other medications for high cholesterol; methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall); tamoxifen (Soltamox); or tetracycline antibiotics such as doxycycline (Doryx, Vibra-Tabs, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin), and tetracycline (Sumycin). If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, excessive tiredness, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, or itching. Drinking alcohol increases the risk that you will develop liver damage during your treatment with mipomersen injection. Do not drink more than one alcoholic beverage per day while you are using this medication. Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain tests before and during your treatment to check your body's response to mipomersen injection. Because of the risk of liver damage, a program has been set up to monitor patients using mipomersen injection. Your doctor will need to complete training and register with the program before prescribing this medication. You will only be able to receive your medication from a pharmacy that has been certified to dispense mipomersen injection. Ask your doctor for more information about how to get your medication. Talk to your doctor about the risks of using mipomersen injection.
Before injecting mipomersen injection,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to mipomersen, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in mipomersen injection. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention the medications listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- do not inject any other medications at the same time that you inject mipomersen. Ask your doctor or pharmacist when to inject your medications.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You should use birth control to prevent pregnancy during your treatment. Talk to your doctor about methods of birth control that will work for you. If you become pregnant during your treatment, stop using mipomersen injection and call your doctor immediately.
- redness, pain, tenderness, swelling, discoloration, itching, or bruising of the skin where you injected mipomersen
- flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle pain, joint pain, weakness, and tiredness that are most likely to occur during the first 2 days after you inject mipomersen
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- pain in the arms or legs
- chest pain
- pounding heartbeat
- swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes
- difficulty swallowing or breathing
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