What is this medication?
TEPROTUMUMAB (tep roe toom ue mab) is used to treat thyroid eye disease.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): TEPEZZA
What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- inflammatory bowel disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to teprotumumab, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medication?
This medicine is injected into a vein. It is usually given by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your health care provider regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have 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 if I miss a dose?
Keep appointments for follow-up doses. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your health care provider if you are unable to keep an appointment.
What may interact with this medication?
Interactions have not been completed.
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 should I watch for while using this medication?
Visit your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 6 months after stopping it. Women should inform their health care professional if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects and harm to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional for more information.
This medicine may increase blood sugar. Ask your health care provider if changes in diet or medicines are needed if you have diabetes.
This medicine can cause serious infusion reactions. To reduce the risk, your health care provider may give you other medicines to take before receiving this one. Be sure to follow the directions from your health care provider.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions (skin rash, itching or hives; swelling of the face, lips, or tongue)
- bloody stools
- fast heartbeat
- high blood sugar (increased hunger, thirst, or urination; unusually weak or tired, blurry vision)
- increase in blood pressure
- muscle cramps, pain
- stomach pain
- trouble breathing
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- changes in menstrual cycle
- change in taste
- decreased hearing
- dry skin
- hair loss
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.
Where should I keep my medication?
This drug is 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.
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