Your doctor's office will schedule appointments once weekly for 4 weeks for induction therapy. For follow-up treatment, your doctor might start your first course with 2 infusions, 2 weeks apart. Your infusion may be given at your doctor's office, an infusion center, or a hospital.
Your first infusion usually takes 3 to 5 hours, so you should plan accordingly. There are no special rules for what you can eat or drink before, during, or after an infusion. Some people like to eat before or bring a snack along. Just be sure to check with the facility first to see if bringing food is allowed. Due to the possibility of infusion-related reactions, the first infusion may take most of the day, but later infusions may take less time.
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GPA, granulomatosis with polyangiitis; MPA, microscopic polyangiitis
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