HOW IS LARTRUVO GIVEN?
Your treatment will be scheduled in cycles. There are 3 weeks (21 days) in each treatment cycle. You will be given treatment on Days 1 and 8 of each 3-week (21-day) cycle.
On the 1st day of treatment, you will receive both LARTRUVO and doxorubicin.
On the 8th day, you will receive LARTRUVO only.
Your doctor will start you on treatment with LARTRUVO and doxorubicin, and may adjust the medicines in your treatment plan over time.
On Day 1 of each treatment cycle, you will receive 1 hour of LARTRUVO followed by 1 hour or less of doxorubicin.
You will receive medications before your LARTRUVO infusion. This will help prepare your body for treatment with LARTRUVO.
Your treatment plan may include LARTRUVO and doxorubicin for up to 8 cycles of treatment.
After the 8th cycle, your healthcare team may decide to continue treatment with LARTRUVO alone. This will depend on the progress of your disease and how your body responds to therapy.
If your disease progresses at any point during treatment, your doctor will end treatment with LARTRUVO and discuss with you the appropriate next steps for your treatment plan.
How long will each visit take?
LARTRUVO is given by intravenous (IV) infusion in a doctor's office, hospital, or infusion center.
You may be at the infusion center for a total of 2 to 3 hours.
Your first infusion will be slightly longer than the rest.
Understanding your infusion setting
Treatment with LARTRUVO + doxorubicin is most likely to happen at an infusion center or cancer center in a hospital.
An infusion center can have private rooms or an open floor layout, so you may be in the room with other people who are also receiving treatment. Many infusion centers with open floors have curtains for privacy.
You will receive treatment in a specially designed infusion chair that allows the nurse to easily connect you to an IV line. Because infusions can take a few hours, the chair is designed to be comfortable, and usually reclines so you can relax.
You will encounter several people during your infusion. This includes a nurse who specializes in giving cancer treatment, the staff who are there to sign you in and assist you, and a doctor. This may be your doctor or a different doctor who works at the center.