Talking to Your Doctor

You probably have questions about your disease and your treatment with YONDELIS®. Be sure to ask your doctor any questions or express any concerns before and during your treatment.

 

What to tell your healthcare provider before receiving YONDELIS®

It’s important that your medical team have information before starting your treatment. Before receiving YONDELIS®, be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have liver or kidney problems.

Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. YONDELIS® can harm your unborn baby. You should not become pregnant during treatment with YONDELIS®. Women who are able to become pregnant should use an effective form of birth control during treatment with YONDELIS®, and for 2 months after your last dose of YONDELIS®. Men should use an effective form of birth control when having sex with female partners who are able to become pregnant, during your treatment with YONDELIS®, and for 5 months after your last dose of YONDELIS®.

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if YONDELIS® passes into your breast milk. You should not breastfeed during treatment with YONDELIS®.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take. That includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

 

What to tell your healthcare provider during treatment with YONDELIS®

It is important to make your healthcare provider aware of any issues you experience during your treatment with YONDELIS®, during your infusion and between treatments. The sooner you tell them, the quicker they can address them.

Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • You develop a fever or other signs of infection
  • You experience severe muscle pain or weakness
  • You experience:
    • yellowing of your skin and whites of your eyes
    • pain in your upper right stomach-area (abdomen)
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • generally not feeling well
    • problems with concentration
    • confusion
    • sleepiness
  • You develop new chest pain, shortness of breath, tiredness, swelling of your legs, ankles, or feet, or heart palpitations
  • You see any YONDELIS® leaking out of your vein or around the catheter during your infusion, or if you notice any redness, swelling, itching or discomfort at the infusion site at any time
  • You develop swelling, dizziness or lightheadedness with or without a sudden drop in blood pressure

Tell your healthcare provider if you have an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity). This could include difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, swelling of the lips, or skin rash.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Learn more about the safety of YONDELIS®.

Learn about support services available for patients taking YONDELIS®.