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General Information on Using Carfilzomib

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with carfilzomib include the following:
 
  • This medication comes as a powder that is dissolved in liquid and given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection). It is normally given once a day for two consecutive days each week.
 
  • After three weeks, you will receive a break in treatment when no doses are given.
 
  • Carfilzomib injections are normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or infusion clinic.
 
  • The actual dose is given over 2 to 10 minutes.
   
  • It is important to stay hydrated during treatment to help your kidneys function normally. Your healthcare provider may give you IV fluids before and after your doses. Ask your healthcare provider how much fluid you should consume each day.
 
  • For carfilzomib to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. This medication works best if taken on schedule. However, you may need to miss dosages due to side effects. 
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your carfilzomib dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
 
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