Avastin® (bevacizumab) is given as an infusion. That means you get Avastin through a small needle in your vein or through a port, which is a device placed under your skin.

Because Avastin is given as an infusion, infusion reactions may occur. Avastin infusions will be stopped by your doctor or nurse if infusion reactions are severe.

Your doctor or nurse will monitor you for signs of an infusion reaction, which may include:

  • High blood pressure or severe high blood pressure that may lead to stroke
  • Trouble breathing
  • Decreased oxygen in red blood cells
  • A serious allergic reaction
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Tremors
  • Excessive sweating

How often do I get Avastin infusions?

Avastin is given every 2 weeks to treat your recurrent glioblastoma.

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How long do my Avastin infusions take?

You always get the same dose of Avastin. If your Avastin infusions are tolerated, they can take as little as 30 minutes.

Avastin infusion time progression infographic

Your doctor or nurse will monitor you for signs of infusion reactions, and may stop Avastin treatment if severe reactions occur. Reactions can include high blood pressure or severe high blood pressure that may lead to stroke, trouble breathing, decreased oxygen in red blood cells, a serious allergic reaction, chest pain, headache, tremors, and excessive sweating.

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