When and How to Use Leustatin

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Leustatin include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a liquid (a solution) that is given as a slow injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion), usually continuously over seven days.
  • The injection is normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital.
  • You will be closely monitored for potential side effects during your infusion.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Leustatin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your weight and how 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 Leustatin Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Leustatin

Just like any chemotherapy medicine, Leustatin can cause side effects, some of which can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, many people will experience some type of side effect during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
Common side effects of Leustatin include but are not limited to:
  • Low white blood cell counts
  • Anemia (low red blood cell counts)
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Infection.
(Click Leustatin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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