Treatment schedule for SARCLISA

SARCLISA will be given to you by your doctor or nurse into your vein as an intravenous (IV) infusion

SARCLISA is given along with Pomalyst® (pomalidomide) and dexamethasone in 4-week (or 28-day) treatment periods, called cycles*:

  • For the first cycle, you will receive SARCLISA once a week
  • After the first cycle, you will receive SARCLISA once every 2 weeks
  • Pomalyst is taken by mouth on days 1 to 21 of every 4-week cycle
  • Dexamethasone is taken once a week by mouth or given intravenously

You receive fewer infusions after the first treatment cycle

28-day treatment schedule

28-day treatment schedule

If you miss a SARCLISA infusion, call your doctor as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment.

Infusion times get shorter as treatment continues

Estimated infusion times for SARCLISA

The first infusion of SARCLISA is estimated to take three hours and twenty minutes.

Estimated infusion times for SARCLISA

  • Before each infusion of SARCLISA, you will receive additional medicines to help reduce possible infusion reactions. These include:
  • Antihistamines to reduce allergic reactions

    Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation

    Acetaminophen to reduce pain and fever

  • Infusion times may be longer if you experience an infusion reaction while receiving SARCLISA. Get more information about possible infusion reactions

Preparing for your infusions

Plan ahead to help make your experience more comfortable

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Wear comfortable clothing and consider bringing a blanket, pillow, or anything else that would help you feel at ease.

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Take along a book, tablet, music, or anything to help pass the time and make your infusion experience more enjoyable.

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Bring a snack and something to drink in case you get hungry or thirsty.

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If possible, arrange for your caregiver, a family member, or a friend to join you.

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Consider bringing a list of questions you may have for your healthcare team.

*For more information about Pomalyst and dexamethasone, please refer to the Patient Information for these medicines.

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