Dosing InformationThere is only one recommended dose for Amevive, regardless of your age or weight (see Amevive Dosage for more information).
Just like any medicine, Amevive may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with this drug include but are not limited to:
- Sore throat
(Click Amevive Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsAmevive can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Amevive Interactions).
Prior to receiving Amevive, tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- A history of tuberculosis or hepatitis B
- Any current infection
- Infections that come and go, such as cold sores
- Any disease that affects the immune system, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, or AIDS
- A history of any type of cancer
- Plans to receive vaccinations
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, liver failure, or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Amevive and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Amevive and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Amevive Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)