Proper Use

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A nurse or other health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins. The medicine must be injected slowly, so your IV tube will need to stay in place for at least 1 to 2 hours.

This medicine may damage your kidneys. To help prevent this, you may have extra liquids given into your vein before or with your treatment. Your doctor may also want you to drink extra liquids while you are being given this medicine.

To ensure the best response, foscarnet must be given for the full time of treatment. Also, this medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep the amount constant, foscarnet must be given on a regular schedule.