Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM 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.

You will receive this medicine in a medical facility. 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 be injected slowly, so the needle will have to stay in place for at least 30 minutes once a week.

You will receive an allergy medicine (eg, diphenhydramine, Benadryl®) 30 minutes before receiving the injection.