Before you receive each dose of HALAVEN, your health care provider (HCP) should do blood tests to check your blood cell counts and examine you for numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands and feet.
HALAVEN is given by an injection into your vein (known as an intravenous, or IV, infusion). Each HALAVEN dose is given over a short period of 2 to 5 minutes. HALAVEN is given once a week for 2 weeks, followed by 1 week off. This is considered 1 cycle of treatment. Your HCP will decide how many treatment cycles you will have.
It is possible that there may be a reason your HCP may delay or decrease your dose or stop treatment. Talk to him or her about any changes to your dosing schedule.