Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital or clinic setting. This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or into a vein.
You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
Your doctor or nurse will tell you about the supplies you need at home. This medicine must be mixed with sterile water or saline for injection before use. Check the medicine after it is mixed and do not use it if you see solid pieces or specks in the liquid.
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
Store unopened vials of this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. An open vial of medicine must be used right away.
After the medicine is mixed in the injection solution, it can be stored for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.