Campath® (alemtuzumab) is a drug used for the treatment of a certain kind of leukemia called B-CLL (B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia). It comes in injectable form and is administered by a healthcare provider. Specifically, Campath is given by infusion into a vein, a process that takes about two hours.
Prior to receiving each dose, your healthcare provider will give you special drugs to help prevent infusion reactions. In addition, you will be given other medicines to help prevent acquiring serious infections during treatment.
(Click Campath to learn more about this drug, including how it works, generic availability, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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