While you are receiving clofarabine, it is important that you drink extra fluids so you will pass more urine. This will help prevent certain side effects.
This medicine may cause nausea and vomiting. However, it is very important that you continue to receive the medicine even if you begin to feel ill. Ask your doctor for ways to prevent these effects or make them less severe.
You will receive this medicine while you are in a hospital or cancer treatment center. A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
This medicine is given through a needle that is placed in one of your veins. It is usually given every day for 5 days. This 5-day treatment is given again every 2 to 6 weeks until your body responds to the medicine. Each treatment usually takes about 2 hours a day.