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Ontak Drug Storage

Ontak® (denileukin diftitox) is a prescription medication used to treat a certain type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, a condition that occurs when T-cells (a type of white blood cell) in the skin become cancerous. This chemotherapy medicine comes as a liquid that is injected slowly into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion). It is administered by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting.
Your healthcare provider will store this drug, which should be kept in the freezer until just before use. Ontak will then be brought to room temperature before it is injected. This medicine is given for five days in a row, once every three weeks for eight cycles.
(For more storage information on this drug, click Ontak. This full-length article provides an overview of this chemotherapy medication, including how it works, potential side effects, and safety precautions to review before beginning treatment.)
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