Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
This medicine is usually given once every 3 weeks. Each treatment usually takes about 3 hours. You may also receive medicines to help prevent possible allergic reactions to the injection.
This medicine often causes diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. However, it is very important that you continue to receive the medicine even if you begin to feel ill. Your doctor may give you a medicine to help prevent these side effects.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may change the amount of medicine that is absorbed in the body. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.
This medicine comes with a patient information insert. It is very important that you read and understand this information. Be sure to ask your doctor about anything you do not understand.