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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. This medicine is given slowly, so the needle will have to remain in place for at least an hour.
This medicine comes with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Your doctor may give you a few doses of this medicine until your condition improves, and then be switched to an oral medicine that works the same way. If you have any concerns about this, talk to your doctor.
Portions of this document last updated: Feb. 01, 2023
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