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Treatment Basics for Denileukin Diftitox

General Information on Receiving Denileukin Diftitox

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with denileukin diftitox include the following:
 
  • Denileukin diftitox comes as a liquid that is slowly injected into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion).
 
  • It will take 30 to 60 minutes to administer the injection. You will be observed carefully during this time to make sure you are tolerating denileukin diftitox.
 
  • Doses are usually given five days in a row, once every three weeks.
 
  • The injection will be given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
 
  • Your healthcare provider will give you other medicine before administering denileukin diftitox to help prevent certain side effects that can occur from the infusion.
 
  • The medication should be inspected before use and should not be given if it contains particles or is discolored.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It is important to keep all of your appointments to receive your denileukin diftitox dose.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or denileukin diftitox dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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