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When and How to Use BiCNUSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with this drug include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a powder that is mixed with liquid and injected slowly through a needle inserted into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion).
- BiCNU is normally given by a trained healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
- Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines to help prevent or lessen certain BiCNU side effects. Make sure to follow your healthcare provider's instructions for taking these other medicines.
- The BiCNU infusion is given slowly to prevent pain and burning at the injection site. It will take at least two hours to receive the entire dose.
- Avoid getting this medication on your skin. Contact may cause irritation and temporary darkening of the area. If contact does occur, wash the area with soap and water.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. This medicine works best if received on schedule. However, you may need to delay or miss a dose due to side effects.
Dosing InformationThe dose of BiCNU your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your height and weight
- How you respond to and tolerate it
- Other medications you are taking.