TALZENNA can cause the number of white blood cells to decrease (neutropenia), putting you at risk for infection. Stress, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep may also increase your risk of infection.
Some steps you can take to protect yourself against infection during treatment are:
- Washing your hands often
- Following food safety guidelines
- Minimizing exposure to people who might be sick or who have recently had a live vaccine
Your healthcare team should check your white blood cell counts before and during treatment. If you experience symptoms, like fever, tell your doctor right away.