Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

Medicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many side effects. Before receiving this medicine, make sure you understand all 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. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin, usually in the stomach or thigh. Your doctor will ask you to stay for 48 hours after receiving this medicine.

It is very important that you understand the requirements of the Tecvayli® and Talvey® REMS program, and become familiar with the Tecvayli® and Talvey® medication guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions. Ask your pharmacist for the medication guide if you do not have one.

You will receive this medicine on a "step-up dosing schedule" and then you will receive the first "treatment dose":

  • Step-up dose 1: Given on Day 1 of treatment.
  • Step-up dose 2: Given between 2 to 4 days of treatment after step-up dose 1, or up to 7 days after step-up dose 1.
  • Treatment dose: Given between 2 to 4 days after step-up dose 2, or up to 7 days after step-up dose 2.

You may receive an antiviral medicine to prevent shingles.

You may also receive other medicines (eg, allergy medicine, fever medicine, steroid) 1 to 3 hours before receiving this medicine to help prevent unwanted reactions to the injection.

Missed Dose

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.