Tecentriq is given by a drip into your vein (called an intravenous infusion or ‘IV’) every 2, 3 or 4 weeks.
First dose: Your first dose of Tecentriq will be given over 60 minutes.
Following doses: Your healthcare team will monitor you carefully during the first infusion. If you don't have a reaction during the first infusion, the next doses will be given to you over 30 minutes.
The dose of Tecentriq you will be given depends on many factors, including your weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer being treated. Your doctor will work out your dose and schedule.
During the infusion
Most people have few side effects during the infusion. On rare occasions Tecentriq can cause a reaction while it's being given or within one day of having the infusion. You experience fever, chills, flushing, dizziness, back or neck pain or have trouble breathing.
Tell the nurse immediately if any of these symptoms occur. This reaction is usually mild and can sometimes be controlled by giving Tecentriq more slowly.