How Is ADAKVEO Given?

Getting started on your treatment journey with ADAKVEO® (crizanlizumab-tmca)

  • You will receive your first infusion, and then a second infusion 2 weeks later
  • After that, you will be given an IV infusion every 4 weeks
  • If you miss an appointment for your infusion, contact your doctor or health care provider as soon as possible to reschedule
  • Your health care provider may also prescribe other treatments for you to take during treatment with ADAKVEO
  • Do not stop receiving ADAKVEO unless your health care provider tells you to


ADAKVEO is an IV infusion. What does that mean for you?

IV Infusion
Your healthcare provider will give you ADAKVEO as an infusion into your vein through an intravenous (IV) line over 30 minutes.
Given monthly 12 times per year after your second dose, which is given 2 weeks after your first dose
No Additional Pills
Does not add to the number of pills you may be taking


What else should you consider with ADAKVEO?

  • ADAKVEO is intended as a long-term treatment. Your doctor or health care provider will regularly monitor your condition and treatment plan
  • Before receiving ADAKVEO, remember to tell your health care provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you’re pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. ADAKVEO may harm your unborn baby
  • Tell your health care provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements
  • ADAKVEO can be taken with or without other treatments such as hydroxyurea
  • Follow your prescribed treatment plan and do not stop receiving ADAKVEO unless your doctor or health care provider tells you to