How to Take Alemtuzumab and Dose of Alemtuzumab


Find out how to take Alemtuzumab (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Alemtuzumab


How it should be taken  

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

IV- With Pre-medication- IV infusion over 2 hours-
Day 1: 3mg
Day 2: 10mg
Day 3: 30mg.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It works by activating the immune system to destroy cancer cells.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of shingles or chickenpox, high blood pressure, heart disease, or blood vessel problems, severe infection, poor immunity, bone marrow depression, blood transfusion, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
Avoid live vaccination while taking this medication.
Monitor complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (15-30C) or refrigerate (2-8C). Protect from light.
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