Avastin Dosage for Lung CancerThe recommended dose of Avastin when treating non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer is 15 mg per kg (about 6.8 mg per pound) given by IV every three weeks.
Avastin Dosage for Breast Cancer, Brain Cancer, or Kidney CancerThe recommended dose of Avastin when treating breast cancer, glioblastoma (a type of brain cancer), or renal cell cancer (a type of kidney cancer) is 10 mg per kg (about 4.5 mg per pound) given by IV every 14 days.
General Information on Dosing With AvastinConsiderations for people taking Avastin include the following:
- The medication is given by IV, usually at a hospital or cancer clinic.
- Your first Avastin dose should be given slowly, over 90 minutes. If you tolerate it well, your next dose can be given over 60 minutes. If you tolerate that dose well, your next dose (and any future doses) can be given over 30 minutes.
- Avastin should be stopped several weeks before major surgery and should not be started again until at least 28 days after surgery and until the surgical wound has fully healed.
- You can receive your Avastin infusion with or without food. However, your healthcare provider may have specific reasons for preferring one over the other, so be sure to ask him or her if your stomach should be empty or full when receiving the drug.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Avastin will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Avastin or your Avastin dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.