Starting PROVENGE—Preparing for Treatment

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Once your PROVENGE treatment schedule is set, you will receive a complimentary Patient Comfort Kit, which includes items designed to help you relax during treatment sessions.

Before your cell collection procedure, you should:

  • bullet imageMake sure to drink more water than usual 2 to 3 days before your treatment to stay well hydrated
  • bullet imageAvoid drinking caffeinated beverages on the day of each cell collection procedure
  • bullet imageEat a calcium-rich breakfast, which may include yogurt, milk, calcium-fortified orange juice or cereal, bananas, blueberries, or almonds
  • bullet imageWear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, especially clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow
  • bullet imageHave a driver lined up for the ride home since most people feel fatigued after the cell collection procedure

Remember, PROVENGE may not affect your PSA levels

PROVENGE is specifically designed to attack your advanced prostate cancer cells. Although your PSA levels may not decrease, PROVENGE may still help you live longer.

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Financial Support Is Available

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INDICATION

PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) is an autologous cellular immunotherapy indicated for the treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate-resistant (hormone-refractory) prostate cancer.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Before getting PROVENGE, tell your doctor if you:

  • Have heart problems
  • Have lung problems
  • Have a history of stroke
  • Take any other medicines including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements.

What are the possible side effects of PROVENGE

PROVENGE infusion can cause serious reactions.

Tell your doctor right away if you:

  • Have breathing problems, chest pains, racing heart or irregular heartbeats, high or low blood pressure, dizziness, fainting, nausea, or vomiting after getting PROVENGE. Any of these may be signs of heart or lung problems.
  • Develop numbness or weakness on one side of the body, decreased vision in one eye or difficulty speaking. Any of these may be signs of a stroke.
  • Develop symptoms of thrombosis which may include pain and/or swelling of an arm or leg with warmth over the affected area, discoloration of an arm or leg, unexplained shortness of breath or chest pain that worsens on deep breathing.
  • Get a fever over 100°F, or redness or pain at the infusion or collection sites. Any of these may be signs of infection.

The most common side effects of PROVENGE include chills, fatigue, fever, back pain, nausea, joint ache, and headache.

These are not all the possible side effects of PROVENGE treatment. For more information, talk with your doctor.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For more information on PROVENGE, please see the Full Prescribing Information or call 1-800-667-5924.

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