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Ofatumumab

When and How to Receive This Medication

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with ofatumumab include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a liquid solution that is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion (a slow injection into a vein) every one to four weeks, with the more frequent doses given earlier in treatment.
 
  • The injection will be given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a doctor's office, clinic, or infusion center. It can take several hours to receive your dose.
 
  • You will be given other medications 30 minutes to 2 hours before your ofatumumab dose, to help reduce the chance that you will have a reaction to the infusion.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Make sure to keep all of your appointments to receive ofatumumab.
 

Storage Information

Your healthcare provider will store ofatumumab. It should be stored under refrigeration, but not frozen, and protected from direct sunlight.
 
Ofatumumab must be diluted by mixing with 0.9% sodium chloride injection before use. The medication must be used within 24 hours of mixing. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Arzerra for more information).
 

Who Makes Ofatumumab?

Ofatumumab is made by Glaxo Group Limited for GlaxoSmithKline.
 

Available Strengths

Ofatumumab is available in one strength: Ofatumumab 20 mg per mL. It comes as either a 100 mg per 5 mL single-use vial or a 1000 mg per 50 mL single-use vial.
 
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