This medication is an anticancer agent, prescribed for lymphoma. It interferes cancer cell growth, which results in the death of the cells.
IV- The recommended dose is 9 or 18 mcg/kg/day, over 30-60 minutes infusion for 5 consecutive days every 21 days for 8 cycles.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease or low blood levels of albumin, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid contact with people who have infections.
• Most Common :
Fever, nausea, fatigue, rigors, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, swelling in the extremities, cough, difficulty in breathing and itching.
• Miscellaneous : Back pain, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, chest pain and sensory loss.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store the medication at or below -10° C.
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