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A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins. This medicine must be given slowly, so the IV tube will need to stay in place for at least 30 minutes.
This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
You may receive other medicines (eg, allergy medicine, fever medicine, steroids) before starting treatment with this medicine to help prevent infusion-related reactions. You may also receive an antiviral medicine to help prevent shingles from coming back (herpes zoster reactivation).
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor, home health caregiver, or treatment clinic for instructions.