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FAQs on Biologics and Biosimilars

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FAQs on Biologics and Biosimilars - Dosage and How to Use

How should FAQs on Biologics and Biosimilars be used?

​Biologics and biosimilars are given by subcutaneous injection (injected into fat tissue under the skin) or intravenous infusion (injected directly into a vein) because the proteins can be damaged by stomach acid if given by mouth. Infusions will require administration by a healthcare professional while self-injection can be performed by patient or caregiver at home. 

The injection may be given daily, weekly, every few weeks or every year. Your doctor will discuss with you which biologic or biosimilar is right (most effective and safest) for you, how to administer and how often to be given.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

FAQs on Biologics and Biosimilars - Additional Information

  • Updated on 3/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore General Hospital
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