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Avastin Injection

Prescription Required
Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Avastin Injection

Avastin Injection side effects

Common
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Taste change
  • Headache
  • Nosebleeds
  • Back pain
  • Dry skin
  • High blood pressure
  • Protein in urine
  • Inflammation of the nose

How to use Avastin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Avastin Injection works

Avastin Injection is a anti-angiogenic medication. It works by blocking a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). This stops the formation of blood vessels that bring oxygen and nutrients to cancerous cells.

Avastin Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Avastin Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Avastin Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Sleepiness and fainting have been reported with Avastin Injection and this may impair your ability to drive.
Kidney
Avastin Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Avastin Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Avastin Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Avastin Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Avastin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Avastin Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Avastin Injection is an effective, first-line option when used together with other medicines for certain types of cancers such as colorectal, lung, cervical, and kidney cancers.
  • Avastin Injection is given as an infusion. Your doctor or nurse will monitor you for signs of an infusion reaction such as high blood pressure and trouble breathing.
  • It can lower your wound healing ability. Inform your doctor that you are taking this medication before undergoing any surgical procedure.
  • It can increase the risk of bleeding. Inform your doctor if you notice any unusual bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop easily.
  • Your doctor may regularly check your blood pressure and levels of protein in your urine while you are on Avastin Injection.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Avastin

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Could you please suggest if cervical cancer vaccination helps at age of 32 ?And which is best medicine for it ??
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
It's a vaccine against HPV infection that causes 60-70% of cervical cancer. Ideally should be taken between 9 to 26 years. You can take it. How much it will be effective at this age is still under research
She is aged 60 yrs n menapuase 8 yrs back. But noe again started bleeding Visisted doctor n found some rounded mass in uterus Facing loose motions from. Last two days n pain in stomach n lower back Plz guide us we are in tension Reports are attached herewith
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
It's best to get it investigated by a Gynaecologist for endometrial and cervical cancer. That is most likely cause at that age
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FAQs

Q. What kinds of cancer can Avastin be used for ?

Avastin is approved for the treatment of cancer of the colon or rectum that has spread to other parts of the body. It must be given along with chemotherapy. Other types of cancers that it helps with includes certain types of lung cancer, kidney cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and glioblastoma (a type of brain tumor).

Q. How is Avastin given?

Avastin is given as an infusion. That means you get it through a small needle in your vein or through a port, which is a device placed under your skin. Your doctor will decide your dose and duration and will monitor you for signs of an infusion reaction.

Q. How long can I take Avastin for?

You keep taking Avastin as long as your disease is controlled and your side effects are manageable. Your doctor will determine whether you should stop taking Avastin. If your cancer progresses during this initial treatment, talk to your doctor if a different chemotherapy may be an option.

Q. How Avastin works differently from chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy attacks fast-growing cells, like cancer cells. In contrast, the purpose of Avastin is to prevent the growth of new blood vessels that feed tumors. This causes the tumour to shrink, or to stop growing.

Q. Does a person taking Avastin still need chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is still needed along with taking Avastin. It makes chemotherapy work better.
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