Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain type of cancer (multiple myeloma). Elotuzumab belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using elotuzumab and each time you receive the medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually once a week for the first 8 weeks. After that it is usually given once every 2 or 4 weeks. The dosage is based on your weight and other medications you are taking.

To help prevent side effects (infusion reactions), your doctor may direct you to use other medications before you receive this medication. Use these additional medications exactly as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of infusion reactions such as fever, chills, dizziness, chest discomfort, and slow heartbeat.

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