Soliris (Eculizumab) dosage, maximum doses

How should you use Eculizumab? Describes the Soliris dosage, how to take, doses, treatment and Eculizumab Soliris maximum dose.

Eculizumab is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. Your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider will give you this injection. You may be shown how to use your medicine at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of needles, IV tubing, and other items used in giving the medicine.

Eculizumab is usually given every 7 days for 5 weeks, and then once every 2 weeks thereafter. The medicine must be given slowly through an IV infusion, and can take up to 2 hours to complete.

You may have a reaction to the infusion (when the medicine is injected into the vein). If this happens, you may need to slow down the speed of your IV infusion. A caregiver or family member should then watch you for at least 1 hour after your injection to make sure you have no further side effects.

Eculizumab must be mixed in an IV bag with a liquid (diluent) before injecting it. If you are using the injections at home, be sure you understand how to properly mix and store the medication.

Do not shake the medication vial (bottle). Vigorous shaking can ruin the medicine. Do not mix this medicine until you are ready to give yourself an injection. Do not use the medication if it has changed colors or has any particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.

To reduce discomfort from your injection, allow the mixed medicine to reach room temperature before using, but never warm the medicine in hot water or a microwave. You may store the mixture at room temperature but you must use it within 24 hours or throw the mixture away.

Use each disposable needle only one time. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.

Do not stop using eculizumab without first talking to your doctor. Stopping or interrupting your treatment could cause sudden and serious effects on your red blood cells. This may result in symptoms such as pale skin, easy bruising, confusion, chest pain, blood clots, or kidney problems.

If you stop using eculizumab for any reason, your blood may need to be tested on a regular basis for at least 8 weeks. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor during this follow-up period.

Store unopened eculizumab in its original carton in the refrigerator, protected from light. Do not allow the medication to freeze.

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