Just like my first course of “FCR” chemotherapy, this second course (and all the remaining ones) consists of pills that can be taken at home on days 2 and 3, which is much more convenient than a trip to the hospital for an injection or an IV drip, which I have to do for the Rituximab on day 1 of each course.
Clockwise from left:
- Cyclophosphamide (12 tablets) – chemotherapy drug
- Fludarabine (7 tablets) – chemotherapy drug
- Ondansetron (1 tablet) – anti-nausea agent
- Dexamethasone (2 tablets) – anti-nausea agent
Those last two are very important, since the chemo drugs are known to make people very nauseous.
I have to take all of these at breakfast for each of the three days of the course. In the evening I also have to take another ondansetron, lest I want to wake up the next morning feeling queasy.