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Medicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many side effects. Before receiving this medicine, make sure you understand all of the risks and benefits. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment.
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.
Your doctor will give you this medicine every week for 2 cycles (28 days each cycle) together with lenalidomide and dexamethasone or pomalidomide and dexamethasone. For cycles 3 and up, you will receive this medicine every 2 weeks together with lenalidomide and dexamethasone or every 4 weeks together with pomalidomide and dexamethasone.
Your doctor may give you other medicines (eg, allergy medicine, fever medicine, stomach medicine, or steroid) 45 to 90 minutes before infusion to prevent unwanted effects (eg, infusion reactions).
This medicine should come with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.