When and How to Receive This MedicationSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with bortezomib include the following:
- This medication is given as an injection, either into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection) or just under the skin (a subcutaneous injection).
- The injection is administered by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
- Your healthcare provider will tell you if you have to take other medications with bortezomib; make sure to follow these directions carefully.
- When given as a subcutaneous injection, bortezomib is usually injected into the thigh or abdomen (stomach). The injection site should vary so that each new injection is given at least one inch from a previous injection site.
- Subcutaneous injections should not be given into areas of the skin that are red, bruised, tender, or otherwise irritated.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It is important to keep all of your appointments to receive your bortezomib dose.
Dosing Information for BortezomibThe dose of bortezomib your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on a number of factors, including:
- Your height and weight
- The reason you are using the medication
- How well you tolerate it
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Bortezomib Dosage for more information.)