This medication is used to treat advanced prostate cancer. Sipuleucel-T is a type of vaccine created from your own immune system cells that works by causing your immune system to attack prostate cancer cells. This requires that you have a procedure to remove some of your white blood cells, which are used to prepare sipuleucel-T. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this treatment.
How to use Provenge Plastic Bag, Injection
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using sipuleucel-T and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is created specifically for you from your own blood and should not be given to another patient. Three days before your dose you will have a procedure in which your own white blood cells are removed and then used to create sipuleucel-T.
Sipuleucel-T is given as a slow infusion into a vein by a health care professional, roughly every 2 weeks for a total of 3 doses, as directed by your doctor.
Your doctor may prescribe premedications (such as acetaminophen, antihistamines) to lessen infusion reactions (see also Side Effects section). These medications are usually given 30 minutes before your dose of sipuleucel-T.
To get the most benefit from this medication, do not miss any doses. To help you remember, mark the days on the calendar when you need to receive the medication.
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