This medicine, like all medicines used to treat cancer, is very strong. Make sure you understand why you are getting it and what the risks and benefits of treatment are. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor.
Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it will be given.
You may get your medicine through a tube that is put in your vein, usually in your arm, wrist, or hand and sometimes in your chest. This is called intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-us), or IV.
Or you may get the medicine in a shot given in a muscle, usually in your buttock, upper arm, or thigh. This is called intramuscular (in-tra-MUSS-cue-lar), or IM.
A nurse or other caregiver trained to give cancer drugs will give your treatment.
You probably will get your medicine at a hospital or clinic so the results of your treatment can be watched closely.
If a dose is missed:
This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor, home health caregiver, or the clinic where you get your treatments for instructions.