How to use
Read the Medication Guide and the Instructions for Use Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using omacetaxine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is given by injection under the skin as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day (every 12 hours) for 7 to 14 days. This cycle should be repeated every 28 days as directed by your doctor. This medication is injected in your thigh or stomach area. It may also be injected in the back of the arm if somebody else is giving you the injection.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, laboratory tests, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use this medication more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects will increase.
If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional and the Instructions for Use Leaflet. Learn how to store, transport, and discard the medication and medical supplies safely.
Wash your hands before and after using the medication. You should wear gloves and protective eyewear when handling and using this product. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin. Do not inject the medication in areas of the skin that are bruised, hard, red, tender, or have scars or stretch marks.
If this medication touches your skin, wash your skin right away and completely with soap and water. If this medication gets in your eyes, flush the eyes with water right away. Call your doctor afterwards for further instructions.
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