Cancer Channel
Related Channels

Pentostatin Dosage

General Information on Receiving Pentostatin

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with pentostatin include the following:
  • This medication comes as a powder that is mixed with liquid and given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection). It is usually given once every other week.
  • Pentostatin injections are normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
  • The injection may be given quickly, over about 5 minutes, or more slowly over 20 to 30 minutes. Your healthcare provider will decide how you will receive the medication.
  • You will receive hydration with IV liquids before and after your dose. This is to reduce the chance that you will develop kidney problems from pentostatin.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It is important to keep your appointments to receive your pentostatin doses.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of pentostatin, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
5 Easy Tips to Manage Visitors During Cancer Treatment

Pentostatin Drug Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.