Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins. It must also be given slowly, so the needle will have to stay in place for 1 to 2 hours. If you are also taking doxorubicin: You will receive this medicine over 15 minutes before your doxorubicin treatment.

This medicine must be injected right away and within 6 hours after tissue damage caused by the leakage of certain cancer medicines. It is usually given once a day for 3 days.

This medicine should come with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

If you are using an ice pack or any other cooling procedure at the affected area, you may have to remove it at least 15 minutes before receiving this medicine.

Missed Dose

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.