Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with thiotepa include the following:
- Thiotepa is given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection) every one to four weeks. It may also be given directly into the bladder or body cavities, such as the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen (stomach).
- You will receive your injection by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or infusion center.
- Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines prior to your injection to help reduce the risk for certain side effects.
- If you are receiving thiotepa as an injection into the bladder, your healthcare provider may advise you to avoid drinking fluids for 8 to 12 hours prior to your dose to make sure your bladder is empty.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It is important to keep your appointments to receive your thiotepa doses.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.