Receiving GAZYVA for previously untreated follicular lymphoma
How and when am I given GAZYVA?
GAZYVA is given as an infusion, directly into a vein through a needle in your arm. You’ll receive treatment with GAZYVA at a clinic or infusion center.
GAZYVA is given in combination with chemotherapy for a total of 6-8 cycles (depending on the chemotherapy). If you achieve a response after the first 6-8 cycles, your doctor may recommend GAZYVA alone once every 2 months for up to 2 years.
Depending on the type of chemotherapy your doctor recommends, you will receive your medication in one of the following cycles, or rounds, of treatment:
- Six 28-day cycles, when combined with bendamustine
- Six 21-day cycles, followed by 2 additional 21-day cycles of GAZYVA alone, when combined with CHOP
- Eight 21-day cycles, when combined with CVP
Treatment occurs only on certain days of each cycle and is usually followed by several weeks of rest and recovery.
During the infusion process, some patients may experience side effects. Please refer to the safety information section for more information about these reactions.
The chart below shows when you should receive your GAZYVA infusion
For Cycle 1, you will receive GAZYVA on Days 1, 8, and 15.
For Cycles 2-6 or 2-8, depending on the type of chemotherapy your
doctor recommends, you will receive GAZYVA on the first day of each
If you complete your GAZYVA cycles in combination with chemotherapy and your disease has responded to treatment, your doctor may recommend GAZYVA once every 2 months for up to 2 years.
Speak with your doctor if you miss a dose of GAZYVA.