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When and How to Receive IbritumomabSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with ibritumomab include the following:
- This medication comes as a liquid that is given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection) over a 10-minute period.
- Ibritumomab is part of a treatment regimen that includes rituximab. It is normally given as a single dose within four hours after receiving a second dose of rituximab.
- The injection will be given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
- You will be given other medications by mouth before your dose of rituximab. This usually consists of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl® and others).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It is important to keep your appointment to receive your ibritumomab dose.