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When and How to Use Novantrone

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Novantrone include the following:
 
  • Novantrone comes in the form of a liquid that is given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection). The dose is usually given over a period of 5 to 15 minutes.
 
  • How often you receive the medicine will depend on the reason you are using it. Your healthcare provider will tell you how often it will be given.
 
  • Novantrone is normally administered by a trained healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
 
  • Let your healthcare provider or nurse know right away if you experience any skin problems at the site of your injection, such as pain, redness, swelling, or burning.
 
  • Novantrone can irritate the skin. If the medicine gets on your skin, rinse the area well with warm water.
 
  • If you use this medicine for MS, you will need certain blood tests prior to each dose. This is to make sure it is safe for you to continue treatment.
 
  • For Novantrone to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
 

Dosing Information

The dose of Novantrone your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your height and weight
  • The reason you are using it
  • How you respond to and tolerate the drug.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Novantrone Dosage for more information.)
 
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