How ETHYOL Is Given

How Will I Receive ETHYOL?

  • ETHYOL is given intravenously through your IV shortly before you receive your cisplatin chemotherapy.
  • The administration of ETHYOL takes about 15 minutes.
  • Your nurse will monitor your blood pressure before, after, and while you receive ETHYOL.

What Are Some Important Things I Should Know When I Take ETHYOL?

  • If you are taking blood pressure medicine, your doctor may tell you to temporarily stop the day before your dose of ETHYOL.
  • Drink plenty of fluids before your ETHYOL treatment.

How Do I Prepare For My ETHYOL Treatment?

1) Drink Water Or Other Fluids

  • Having enough fluid in your body will help reduce the side effects of ETHYOL treatment.
  • Your doctor or nurse will tell you how much fluid you need to drink before each treatment.

2) Take Other Prescribed Medicines (If Applicable)

  • You may need to take some other pills before your appointment. The pills will help reduce certain side effects during your ETHYOL treatment.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse about how and when to take this medicine, if needed.

3) Tell Your Doctor About All The Pills And Vitamins You Take

  • Bring all the pills you take, including vitamins, to your first appointment.
  • Tell your doctor or nurse when you start taking any new pills.
  • Make sure you tell any other doctors or nurses who care for you about your cancer and treatment.

What Else Can I Do To Improve The Success Of My Treatment?5

  • Be sure to eat and drink enough calories to maintain your weight.
  • Eat mostly small meals of healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and foods rich in protein including meats, fish, poultry, eggs, dried beans, peas, nuts, and low-fat dairy products.
  • Rest and sleep are both important to your health and ability to heal.
  • It may help to find relaxation techniques that work for you such as reading, listening to music, or doing deep breathing.
  • It’s important to tell your doctor or nurse how you feel during treatment.
  • Always ask any questions so you can be sure you have the information you need.
  • Tell your doctor or nurse if you have any side effects including stomachaches, throwing up, feeling dizzy, skin problems, or an inability to drink fluids.