Medicine Overview of Avastin Injection
Side Effects of Avastin are Rectal bleeding, Taste change, Headache, Nosebleeds, Back pain, Dry skin, High blood pressure, Protein in urine, Inflammation of the nose.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
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.
In Depth Information on Avastin Injection
- 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.
Avastin Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
Avastin Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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.
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.
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.
If you miss a dose of Avastin Injection, please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Avastin Injection
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).
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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