How is Treanda administered?

How is Treanda administered?

Recommended Dosage: The recommended dose is 100 mg/m2 administered intravenously over 30 minutes on Days 1 and 2 of a 28-day cycle, up to 6 cycles.

How do you administer bendamustine?

Bendamustine comes as a solution (liquid) or as a powder to be mixed with liquid and injected intravenously (into a vein) over 10 minutes or infused intravenously over 30 or 60 minutes by a doctor or nurse in a medical office or hospital outpatient clinic.

Is Treanda a chemo drug?

Treanda is an anti-cancer (“antineoplastic” or “cytotoxic”) chemotherapy drug. Treanda is classified as an “alkylating agent”.

How is bendamustine and rituximab administered?

Bendamustine + Rituximab is usually given in an outpatient infusion center, allowing the person to go home afterwards. On occasion, it may be given in the hospital if someone is too sick for outpatient treatment. Bendamustine + Rituximab is repeated every 28 days.

How is Rituxan dosed?

Administer RITUXAN as two-1,000 mg intravenous infusions separated by 2 weeks in combination with a tapering course of glucocorticoids. Administer RITUXAN as a 500 mg intravenous infusion at Month 12 and every 6 months thereafter or based on clinical evaluation.

What is Treanda used for?

This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (such as lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia – CLL). Bendamustine belongs to a class of cancer chemotherapy drugs known as alkylating agents. It works by killing cancer cells or slowing their growth.

Does bendamustine require a central line?

Each treatment takes between 30 and 60 minutes. You can have it through a thin short tube (a cannula) that goes into a vein in your arm each time you have treatment. You can also have it through a long line: a central line, a PICC line or a portacath.

Is bendamustine a biologic?

Bendamustine, sold under the brand name Treanda among others, is a chemotherapy medication used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It is given by injection into a vein….Bendamustine.

Clinical data
Bioavailability NA (intravenous only)
Protein binding 94–96%

Does Treanda cause hair loss?

Hair loss as a side effect of Treanda treatment is very rare. Data indicates hair loss occurred in 1 out of 153 people treated with bendamustine for CLL, and 3 out of 100 people treated with bendamustine for NHL.

Why is rituximab given before chemotherapy?

RITUXAN is a type of antibody therapy that can be used alone or with chemotherapy. They work in different ways to find and attack the cells where cancer starts. RITUXAN targets and attaches to the CD20 protein found on the surface of blood cells with cancer and some healthy blood cells.

When does bendamustine side effects start?

Sickness is most likely to start within 24 hours of the treatment. It is usually well controlled with anti sickness tablets and injections. Tell your doctor or nurse if you still have sickness as there are other medicines you can have. Feeling or being sick affects about about 7 in 10 people (70%).