Medication information

Defitelio 80mg/mL injectable

This medication is typically used for sinusoidal obstruction syndrome.

Instructions

This drug is usually administered in a hospital or clinic setting by a health care professional. Specialists have established various protocols for the administration of this drug. The dose and method used to administer this drug have therefore been tailored to your specific medical condition.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause hot flashes;
  • it may cause diarrhea;
  • it may cause stomach ache;
  • it may reduce your blood clotting ability;
  • it may cause an allergic reaction (also known as hypersensitivity);
  • it may lower your blood pressure, which could cause weakness and/or dizziness.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

If you have any questions, speak to the health care professionals who are overseeing your treatment.

Additional Information

Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential and men who are taking the medication should use an effective contraceptive method during treatment and for one week after the end of it. Ask your healthcare professional for details.

This information handout only provides an overview of your treatment. Given the complex nature of your treatment, you will receive information that is much more comprehensive and that deals specifically with your needs. Make sure that you have all the relevant information regarding your medication.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.


If you think you are allergic to this medication or if you develop a rash, itching, swelling of the face or difficulty breathing after using it, seek medical attention immediately.