How can I minimize the side effects of Kyprolis?

To minimize the side effects of Kyprolis (carfilzomib), an anticancer drug used to treat multiple myeloma, follow your doctor's instructions. For example, if you are told to drink liquids during the IV treatment, be sure you know how much and how often. Drinking adequate fluids will help you avoid dehydration if you have vomiting or diarrhea.

To reduce the risk of infections due to lowered white blood cell counts, try to avoid people who are sick and may be contagious.

Kyprolis may cause dizziness or fainting when getting up from a sitting or lying position. To minimize these side effects, get up slowly.

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