What If I Overdose on Bexxar?An overdose with this medication can be dangerous. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have been given too much.
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How Should This Medicine Be Stored?Your healthcare provider will store Bexxar. It should be stored under refrigeration, protected from light. The medication should not be frozen or shaken.
This medication must be diluted prior to use. Once diluted, it can be stored under refrigeration for up to 24 hours or at room temperature for up to 8 hours. Because the medication does not contain preservatives, any unused liquid must be thrown out. It cannot be saved for another dose.
In addition to plain Bexxar, this drug also comes in a form that is already linked with Iodine I-131; both the plain and the linked Bexxar are used, one after the other, for each dosage. Bexxar linked to Iodine I-131 should be stored frozen until ready for use. Once thawed, it must be used within eight hours.
What If I Miss a Dose?If you miss an appointment to receive your Bexxar dose, contact your healthcare provider right away to reschedule. It is important to keep all of your healthcare appointments while receiving this medicine.
Available StrengthsBexxar comes as a dosing kit with components that are used together in the Bexxar dosing regimen. The components of the dosing regimen consist of:
- Bexxar 225 mg single-use vials
- Bexxar 35 mg single-use vials
- Bexxar linked with Iodine I-131, 0.1 mg per mL single-use vials
- Bexxar linked with Iodine I-131, 1.1 mg per mL single-use vials.
The Bexxar Dosimetric kit (used for the first dose) contains two 225-mg Bexxar vials, one 35-mg Bexxar vial, and one vial of 0.1 mg per mL Bexxar linked with Iodine I-131. The Bexxar Therapeutic kit (used for the second dose) contains two 225-mg Bexxar vials, one 35-mg Bexxar vial, and one vial of 1.1 mg per mL Bexxar linked with Iodine I-131.