Your doctor will prescribe BESREMi® through a specialty pharmacy, and your first prescription will be shipped directly to your home.
Always check with your doctor before taking BESREMi to make sure that you are taking the correct dose.
The BESREMi syringe is shown here (not actual size). The needle is as thin as a strand of hair.
You can learn how to give yourself a BESREMi® injection from:
The BESREMi® carton containing the prefilled syringe and needle should be stored in the refrigerator from 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).
Before injecting BESREMi®, it’s important to know your dosage. Your doctor will tell you how much BESREMi® to inject.
The recommended starting dosage of BESREMi® is 100 micrograms (or 50 micrograms in patients currently taking hydroxyurea [HU]) every 2 weeks.
Once you start BESREMi, your doctor may increase your prescribed dose until your blood cell counts are stable.
After maintaining stable blood levels for 1 year, your doctor may reduce your dosing to once every 4 weeks.
When you start BESREMi®, you can enroll in PharmaEssentia SOURCE, which offers personalized patient support services. You’ll receive a Welcome Kit that includes helpful tools and information to start your BESREMi® treatment.
We understand that, at first, you may feel a little nervous about injecting BESREMi®. Our goal is to help make you feel as comfortable as possible. One of our PharmaEssentia SOURCE Nurse Case Managers can walk you through the injection process step by step.
Speak with a PharmaEssentia SOURCE Nurse Case Manager by calling
800-700-5053 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday.
You can also visit PharmaEssentiaSOURCE.com for more information.