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- This medication comes in the form of a liquid that is given as a slow injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion). It is usually given once a day for five days in a row every two to six weeks.
- It will take about two hours to receive each clofarabine dose.
- Clofarabine infusions are normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic, where you can be closely monitored.
- You will receive IV fluids and other medications throughout each five-day treatment cycle to help reduce the risk for certain clofarabine side effects.
- Your healthcare provider may also recommend other medicines, such as medications for nausea and vomiting, steroids, or antibiotics, to help reduce or prevent side effects.
- You should drink plenty of fluids during treatment to help stay hydrated.
- Let your healthcare provider know right away if you feel anxious during the clofarabine infusion. He or she can slow down the infusion, which may help reduce the anxiety.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It is important to keep all of your appointments to receive clofarabine.