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When and How to Receive It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Proleukin include the following:
  • This medication is given as a slow injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion) every eight hours for five days, followed by a nine-day break, and then an additional five days of treatment.
  • The injection is normally administered by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital.
  • It takes 15 minutes to complete each Proleukin IV infusion.
  • Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines to help prevent or manage certain side effects.
  • Proleukin 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.

Dosing Information

The dose of Proleukin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on how well you tolerate the medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Proleukin Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Proleukin

As with other chemotherapy medications, Proleukin can cause side effects, some of which can be significant. Talk to your healthcare provider about ways to help prevent or minimize the side effects associated with this medication.
Common reactions to Proleukin include but are not limited to:
(Click Proleukin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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