Infusion therapy, also known as IV therapy, involves giving medication through a vein, or intravenously. This is done by a trained healthcare professional at an infusion center.

Preparing for your infusions

Plan your time accordingly

Each infusion of POTELIGEO takes at least 1 hour. This does not include the time it takes for travel, preparation of the infusion, and monitoring after your infusion. If you’d like to better understand how long these steps may take, contact your infusion center for more information.

Commit to your infusion schedule

You may need to adjust your everyday routine to stick to the infusion schedule. These tips can help you stay on track.

Review medications

Tell your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you take, as they may interfere with your infusion. Ask a healthcare professional if there are any medications you should take prior to your infusion that may help decrease your risk of side effects like rash or drug eruption (skin reaction).

Getting comfortable on infusion day

Try activities to keep you busy. Remember, a trained healthcare professional will be available to assist you and answer any questions you may have during your treatments.

watch a tv show to relax for iv-infusion appointment

Watch a TV show

call family or a friend to relax for iv-infusion appointment

Call a family member or friend to catch up

read a book to help relax before an iv-infusion therapy appointment

Read a book

listen to music to help relax before an iv-infusion therapy appointment

Listen to music

focus on a favorite hobby to help relax for an iv-infusion therapy appointment

Pick up a new hobby

Wear warm, comfortable clothing

Pick your clothes out the night before. Wearing loose-fitting, warm clothes like a sweatshirt or sweatpants will make it easier for you to stay warm and comfortable while your healthcare professional gives you an infusion and checks your vital signs. Being warm and comfortable will also make the infusion more enjoyable for you.

Consider bringing a friend or family member

Depending on your infusion center, you may be able to bring in a family member or a friend for company or support. It is recommended that your loved one drive you to and from your first few infusions.

Find your support system

Beyond the person accompanying you to your first few infusions, it’s important to find a group of people you can lean on—a support system. Your support system may include people who are there for you in your daily life, like your family, friends, and the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) community. If you aren’t sure who you would include in your support system or you’d like more information about engaging with the MF and SS community, reach out to your doctor for help.

Call or see your healthcare provider right away if you develop any symptoms of the following problems or if these symptoms get worse:

  • Skin problems: Signs and symptoms of skin reactions may include skin pain, itching, skin blistering or peeling, rash, painful sores or ulcers in your mouth, nose, throat or genital area.
  • Infusion reactions: Signs and symptoms of infusion reactions may include chills or shaking, redness on your face (flushing), itching or rash, shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, dizziness, feeling like passing out, tiredness, fever.
  • Infections: Signs and symptoms of infection may include fever, sweats or chills, nausea, flu-like symptoms, sore throat or difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, diarrhea or stomach pain, cough.
  • Autoimmune problems: Some people receiving POTELIGEO may develop autoimmune problems, and some people who already have an autoimmune disease may get worse during treatment with POTELIGEO.
  • Complications of stem cell transplant: Patients who receive a stem cell transplant using donor stem cells (allogeneic) after treatment with POTELIGEO may experience complications that can be severe and lead to death. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for signs of complications if you have an allogeneic stem cell transplant.

What are the most common side effects of POTELIGEO?

The most common side effects of POTELIGEO include rash, tiredness, diarrhea, muscle and bone pain, and upper respiratory tract infection.

Before starting POTELIGEO treatment, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including whether you:

  • have had a severe skin reaction after receiving POTELIGEO
  • have had an infusion reaction during or after receiving POTELIGEO
  • have or have had liver problems including hepatitis B (HBV) infection
  • have a history of autoimmune problems
  • have undergone or plan to have a stem cell transplant, using cells from a donor
  • have lung or breathing problems
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
    - It is not known if POTELIGEO will harm your unborn baby
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
    - Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during treatment with POTELIGEO

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

You are encouraged to report suspected adverse reactions to Kyowa Kirin, Inc. at 1-844-768-3544 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or

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