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Cladribine

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with cladribine include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a liquid (a solution) that is given as a slow injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion), usually continuously over seven days.
 
  • The injection is normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital.
 
  • You will be closely monitored for potential side effects during your infusion.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
 

Dosing Information for Cladribine

The dose of cladribine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your weight and how you tolerate the medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Cladribine Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Cladribine may react with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Cladribine).
 

What If I Overdose on This Drug?

An overdose with this medication can cause potentially serious side effects. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have been given too much cladribine.
 
(Click Leustatin Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Information

Cladribine is normally stored by your healthcare provider. It should be stored refrigerated and protected from light. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 
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