When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Nipent include the following:
  • This medication comes as a powder that is mixed with liquid and given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection). It is usually given once every other week.
  • Nipent injections are normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
  • The injection may be given quickly, over about 5 minutes, or more slowly over 20 to 30 minutes. Your healthcare provider will decide how you will receive the medication.
  • You will receive hydration with IV liquids before and after your dose. This is to reduce the chance that you will develop kidney problems from Nipent.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It is important to keep your appointments to receive your Nipent doses.

Dosing Information

The dose of Nipent your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a few factors, such as:
  • Your height and weight
  • How you tolerate the medication
  • How you respond to Nipent
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Nipent Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Nipent

Just like any chemotherapy medicine, Nipent 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 Nipent include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Decrease in white blood cells
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Infection.
(Click Nipent Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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