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Alemtuzumab is used to treat chronic lymphocytic (CLL). It is a monoclonal antibody and works by helping the immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells.
Do not use this drug if you are at all allergic to ingredients found in Campath or if you have an active infection.
Do not consume alcohol not even moderate drinking while using this drug as drowsiness and dizziness will be greatly increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting advise your physician if you are pregnant or breast feeding, taking prescription or nonprescription drugs, herbal or dietary supplement, allergies to medicines, foods or other substances, if you have bone marrow problems, shingles, chickenpox, high blood pressure, heart disease, blood vessel problems, severe infection, weakened immune system, have a scheduled dental work, vaccination or blood transfusion.
Less serious side effects are anxiety, diarrhea, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle pain, nausea, stomach pain, trouble sleeping or vomiting. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, unusual hoarseness, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, lightheaded when standing, numb arm or leg, rigid muscles, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, signs of infection, chills, fever, sore throat, sores on the lips or mouth, severe headache, vomiting, sweating, swelling of the legs or feet, bruising or bleeding, tired, weak, sluggish, pale skin or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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