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What should I avoid while being treated with Kyprolis?

While your multiple myeloma is being treated with Kyprolis (carfilzomib), avoid becoming dehydrated. This is important because you may experience vomiting or diarrhea. Your doctor will give you IV fluids during the first treatment and possibly during later treatments.

You should also avoid getting pregnant during and for a while after treatment, if possible. Experts aren't sure whether Kyprolis passes into breast milk, but because of the potential for serious harm to nursing infants, experts say a woman should wean her baby before starting the drug or use a different treatment in order to breastfeed.

Because Kyprolis can lower white blood cell counts and increase your risk for infection, avoid sick people who may be contagious. Avoid getting vaccines during or after treatment. Kyprolis can make you dizzy, so you should avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how the drug will affect you.

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