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A nurse or other trained health professional will give you or your child 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 30 minutes.
You will receive your first infusion, and then a second infusion 2 weeks later. After that, you will receive an infusion every 4 weeks.
Your doctor may want you to take hydroxyurea (Hydrea®) while you are receiving this medicine.
This medicine usually comes with patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully and make sure you understand them before receiving this medicine.
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.