Important Instructions on Denileukin Diftitox
When and How to Receive This MedicineSome general 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 (known as an intravenous, or IV, infusion).
- It will take 30 to 60 minutes to administer the medication. You will be carefully observed during this time to make sure you are tolerating the drug well.
- 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.
Dosing Information for Denileukin DiftitoxThe dose of denileukin diftitox your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on a number of factors, including:
- Your weight
- Your healthcare provider's impression of how much medicine you may need.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Denileukin Diftitox Dosage for more information.)