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Porfimer (Systemic)

Brand Names : Photofrin

Porfimer | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Proper Use of This Medicine

Treatment with porfimer and laser light occurs in three steps. First, the porfimer is injected into your body. Second, about 2 days later, a laser light is directed at the cancer. Then, about 2 or 3 days after the light is applied, your doctor will remove the cancer cells that have been destroyed.

Dosing - The dose of porfimer will be different for different patients. The dose that is used may depend on a number of things, including the patient's weight. If you have any questions about the proper dose of porfimer, ask your doctor.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For treating cancer of the esophagus or lung cancer:
      • Adults - 2 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (about 0.8 mg per pound) of body weight, injected into a vein.
      • Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

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