Valrubicin Bladder Solution
What is this medicine?
VALRUBICIN is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat bladder cancer.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
How should I use this medicine?
This drug is given as a catheter infusion into the bladder. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. You will be given directions to follow before the treatment. Follow your doctor's directions carefully. Try to hold this medicine in your bladder for 2 hours after treatment. Read More ›
Valstar can be used to treat the following conditions:
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
blood in the urine
fever or chills, sore throat
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
discoloration of the urine (red)
feel need to pass urine often or wake up at night to pass urine
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What if I miss a dose?
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is only given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
recently received or scheduled to receive a vaccine
urinary tract infection or bladder problems
an unusual reaction to valrubicin, other medicines or chemotherapy drugs, polyoxyethylated castor oil, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Call your doctor or health care professional if you get a cold or other infection while receiving this medicine. Do not treat yourself. This medicine may decrease your body's ability to fight infection.
Who should not take Valstar?
Check with your doctor if you have any of the following:
accidental exposure, bladder perforation, breast-feeding, children, intramuscular administration, intravenous administration, irritable bladder, male-mediated teratogenicity, ocular exposure, pregnancy, transurethral resection of the prostate, urinary tract infection (UTI), vaccination
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