Hexalen

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Hexalen include the following:
 
  • This medicine comes in the form of a capsule. It is normally taken by mouth four times a day.
 
  • You should take your Hexalen doses after meals and at bedtime.
 
  • Try to take your doses at the same times each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
 
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking Hexalen just because you feel better, unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Dosing Information

The dose of Hexalen your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your height and weight
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Side effects you may experience.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Hexalen Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Hexalen

Just like any chemotherapy medicine, Hexalen can cause side effects, some of which can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, most people will experience some type of adverse reaction during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
 
Possible side effects of Hexalen include but are not limited to:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Low red blood cells (anemia)
  • Numbness, tingling, pain, or other sensations, especially of the hands and feet.
 
(Click Hexalen Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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