How is FOLOTYN administered?

FOLOTYN is given once a week over a period of 6 weeks, with no treatment during the 7th week. These 7-week treatment cycles with FOLOTYN can be continued for as long as you and your healthcare team agree that the treatment is working for you and is being tolerated.

FOLOTYN is an "outpatient" treatment so you do not need to be hospitalized. It is administered as an intravenous (IV)Intravenous (IV)
Within or through a vein. Chemotherapy is often given intravenously.
infusion that can last up to 5 minutes. That means that a healthcare professional will insert a needle and FOLOTYN will be delivered into your vein through a small tube.

While you are taking FOLOTYN, you should also take vitamin B12 and folic acidFolic Acid
Folic acid is one of the B vitamins.It is used by the body to help make new cells.">folic acid
, two important nutrients that may help to reduce your chances of mucositisMucositis
Redness, swelling, pain and/or the development of sores in the mucous membranes of the body. This includes the tissue lining the mouth or throat and can include the genital area as well. Mucositis is sometimes a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation.
and low blood counts.

Your healthcare team will instruct you to take folic acid by mouth every day starting 10 days before your first dose of FOLOTYN. Your doctor will tell you when it is okay to stop taking folic acid.

You will also receive a vitamin B12 injection (into a muscle) prior to your first dose of FOLOTYN, as well as every 8-10 weeks while you are getting treatment with FOLOTYN. Subsequent vitamin B12Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells.
injections may be given the same day as treatment with FOLOTYN. You will also have weekly blood tests, so that your healthcare team can monitor your health.

Cycle 1: Outpatient Dosing Schedule

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7

3 to 5 min. treatment
3 to 5 min. treatment
3 to 5 min. treatment
3 to 5 min. treatment
3 to 5 min. treatment
3 to 5 min. treatment
No treatment

FOLOTYN is given once a week over a period of 6 weeks, with no treatment during the 7th week. These 7-week treatment cycles with FOLOTYN can be continued for as long as you and your healthcare team agree that they are helpful to you.

It is important to take vitamin B12 and folic acid, as directed by your doctor.

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