When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with mitoxantrone include the following:
  • Mitoxantrone comes in the form of a liquid that is given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection). The dose is usually given over a period of 5 to 15 minutes.
  • How often you receive the medicine will depend on the reason you are using it. Your healthcare provider will tell you how often it will be given.
  • Mitoxantrone is normally administered by a trained healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
  • Let your healthcare provider or nurse know right away if you experience any skin problems at the site of your injection, such as pain, redness, swelling, or burning.
  • Mitoxantrone can irritate the skin. If the medicine gets on your skin, rinse the area well with warm water.
  • If you use this medicine for MS, you will need certain blood tests prior to each dose. This is to make sure it is safe for you to continue treatment.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Dosing Information for Mitoxantrone

The dose of mitoxantrone your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your height and weight
  • The reason you are using it
  • How you respond to and tolerate it.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Mitoxantrone Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Mitoxantrone may react with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Mitoxantrone).
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Mitoxantrone Drug Information

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