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Alemtuzumab should be taken only under the supervision of a Reference medical oncologist Opens New Window or Reference hematologist Opens New Window and only at specialized centers that can recognize and deal with side effects.
Alemtuzumab can cause birth defects. Do not use this drug if you are pregnant or wish to become pregnant or to father a child while you are taking it.
Do not use alemtuzumab if you are breast-feeding. The drug can pass into your breast milk.
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Use alemtuzumab with caution if you have heart disease. The drug may make existing heart problems worse.
This drug has been studied for use only in adults. Its safety and effectiveness have not been established in children.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 17, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology