You only need to get the drug 1 time. It’s an intravenous (IV) infusion, meaning that a nurse will put a small needle in your arm to give you the drug slowly over 1 hour. Your healthcare provider will determine the duration of your infusion. The treatment is usually given at a hospital. You will also need atleast 1 Hour observation after your infusion.
Getting any medicine through an IV can cause side
effects in the area where the needle went into the
skin. These may include:
• Pain that lasts a short time during the infusion
• Bleeding, bruising, swelling, or soreness
Side effects can range from mild to serious and may include:
• Fever, chills, or sweating
• Nausea (upset stomach)
• Headache, muscle aches, or chest discomfort or pain
• Wheezing or shortness of breath (trouble breathing)
• Dizziness, low or high blood pressure, or fast or slow heartbeat
• Itching, rash, hives, or swollen lips, face, or throat
• Feeling weak, confused, or tired
Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you have any side effects, or if your symptoms get worse, during or after your infusion. Some of these side effects may be signs of a serious allergic reaction.