A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a medical facility. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins. Cetuximab needs to be given slowly, so the needle will have remain in place for at least an hour. The first dose of this medicine could take at least 2 hours to give.
You may also receive medicines (eg, allergy medicine) to help prevent unwanted effects to the injection.
This medicine sometimes causes nausea and vomiting. However, it is very important that you continue to receive this medicine, even if you begin to feel ill. Ask your doctor for ways to lessen these effects.