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Medicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many unwanted effects. Before receiving this medicine, make sure you understand all the risks and benefits. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital or cancer treatment center. This medicine is given through a needle placed into one of your veins.
This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
This medicine is usually given together with oral prednisone. Your doctor will tell you how much prednisone to take and how often.
You may also receive other medicines (eg, allergy medicine, steroids, or H2 blocker) to help prevent allergic reactions, nausea, and vomiting from the injection.