This medication is used to treat certain cancers (such as mycosis fungoides, Sezary syndrome). Mogamulizumab belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. It works by changing the action of your own immune system, directing it to attack cancer cells. This effect helps slow or stop the growth of cancer cells.

How to use

This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually over at least 60 minutes. The first 4 doses are usually given 7 days apart, followed by doses every 2 weeks. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

This medication may cause serious reactions during or soon after the injection. To decrease the risk of side effects during the injection, your doctor may prescribe other medications (such as acetaminophen, diphenhydramine) for you to use before each injection. Carefully follow your doctor's directions. Tell your doctor right away if you develop symptoms such as flushing, chills, fever, fast/pounding heartbeat, dizziness, or shortness of breath.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.

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