Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Marqibo include the following:
- This medication comes in injectable form. It is usually given slowly into a vein (as an intravenous, or IV, infusion) once every seven days.
- You will normally receive your Marqibo dose in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or infusion center.
- Each Marqibo dose is given over approximately one hour.
- Let your healthcare provider know right away if you experience redness, swelling, or burning at your IV site while receiving your infusion. This could be a sign of a serious problem.
- Marqibo should only be given intravenously (as an IV). It may cause death if administered by other routes.
- This medication can cause constipation. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated, unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise. You may also need to increase your dietary fiber and take medicines to soften your stool (stool softeners).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. This medication works best if it is taken on schedule; however, you may need an interruption in therapy if you develop certain side effects.
The dose of Marqibo your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on several factors, such as:
- Your weight and height
- How you tolerate the medication, such as if you experience potentially serious side effects.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Marqibo Dosage for more information.)