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When and How to Receive It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Orthoclone OKT3 include the following:
  • This medication is given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection). It is normally given for 10 to 14 days.
  • A healthcare provider will administer your injection in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic. You will be monitored closely for serious side effects with each dose.
  • You may be given other medications with Orthoclone OKT3 to help reduce the risk for serious side effects.
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Orthoclone OKT3 your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Weight (in children)
  • How you respond to the medication
  • The level of medication in your blood.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Orthoclone OKT3 Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Orthoclone OKT3

Just like any medicine, Orthoclone OKT3 can cause side effects. As with many other immunosuppressant medications, the side effects can be significant. Although not everyone who receives this medicine will have problems, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment.
Some of the common side effects of Orthoclone OKT3 include:
(Click Orthoclone OKT3 Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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