Pafolacianine is a medication used to treat certain types of cancer.
It works by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Pafolacianine is usually given as a injection into a vein.
Depending on your condition, you may be able to take it as an oral medicine instead.
Be aware that pafolacianine can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or pain in the stomach area.
If you experience any severe side effects consult your doctor.
The most common time for these symptoms to occur is within one week after starting treatment.
However, they can also happen anytime during treatment.
It's important to tell your doctor if you have fever or chills while taking pafolacianine.
When taking pafolacianine, avoid drinking alcohol.
Also avoid eating grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking pafolacianine.
Grapefruit products contain chemicals that make pafolacianine less effective when taken together.