Brand Names : Photofrin
Proper Use of This Medicine
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 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.