Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with DTIC-Dome include the following:
- This medication is given into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection) once a day. It is usually given for 5 to 10 days in a row, followed by a break in treatment. However, your healthcare provider may recommend other dosing schedules.
- Limiting your food intake for four to six hours before receiving your dose may help reduce the risk of vomiting.
- The injection is normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
The dose of DTIC-Dome your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your weight and possibly height
- The reason you are using it
- How you respond to and tolerate the medication
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click DTIC-Dome Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, DTIC-Dome can cause side effects. As with other chemotherapy medicines, the side effects can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, most people will experience some type of DTIC-Dome side effect during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
Common side effects of DTIC-Dome include but are not limited to:
- Loss of appetite.
(Click DTIC-Dome Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)