Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Busulfex include the following:
- This medicine is given as a slow injection into a vein (intravenous, or IV, infusion). It is usually given four times a day for four days.
- The IV infusion is given by a trained healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
- It will take about two hours to receive your Busulfex infusion.
- Your healthcare provider will give you other medicines, such as anti-nausea and anti-seizure medicines, to help prevent certain side effects.
- Busulfex can be irritating to the skin. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you have pain, redness, or swelling at the IV site (the site where the needle goes into your vein).
- For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
The dose of Busulfex your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your weight
- How you respond to and tolerate the medication
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Busulfex Dosage for more information.)