Avastin Injection


Composition for Avastin NA Injection

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4 ml in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Avastin Injection


Uses of Avastin Injection

Avastin Injection is used in the treatment of cancer of colon and rectum, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer of fallopian tube and kidney cancer.
It is also used to treat eye diseases like wet form of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema.

Side effects of Avastin Injection


Headache, Altered taste, Nose bleed, Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding), Rhinitis, Lacrimation disorder, Exfoliative dermatitis, Dry skin, Increased blood pressure, Protein in urine.


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 monoclonal antibody. It works in cancer by stopping the formation of blood vessels that bring oxygen and nutrients to cancerous cells. This may slow the growth and spread of cancer. It works in eye diseases by stopping abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage in the eye(s), thereby preventing from vision loss.

In Depth Information on Avastin Injection

Expert advice for Avastin Injection

  • Inform your doctor if you have any bowel disorder (diverticulitis, stomach ulcers, colitis associated with chemotherapy), or have had major surgery including dental surgery within the last 28 days or have an unhealed wound following surgery. 
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, previous blood clots in arteries, bleeding problems, are taking medicines to thin the blood or other anticancer drugs, had radiotherapy, heart disease or metastatic cancer affecting brain.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice bleeding from any part of your body, including nose-bleeds, coughing or spitting blood during the treatment.
  • Bevacizumab may decrease the ability of your body to fight infections by decreasing the number of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). 
  • Take necessary precautions if you have previously experienced problems after injections, such as dizziness/feeling of fainting, breathlessness, swelling or skin rash, headache, vision changes, confusion or seizure with or without high blood pressure.
  • Inform your dentist or physician if you have or have had pain in the mouth, teeth and/or jaw, swelling or sores inside the mouth, numbness or a feeling of heaviness in the jaw, or loosening of a tooth. 
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as use of bevacizumab may cause sleepiness and fainting.
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Avastin Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Avastin Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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 k
idney 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 l
iver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Avastin Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Avastin Injection

Frequently asked questions about Bevacizumab

Q. Is bevacizumab cytotoxic?
Yes, bevacizumab is cytotoxic and hence used in the treatment of various cancers. Its cytotoxic property is also responsible for the several side-effects that are seen with its use. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is bevacizumab a vesicant?
Bevacizumab is not a vesicant (irritant)
Q. Is bevacizumab a chemotherapy drug/ immunotherapy drug /alkylating agent?
Bevacizumab is a chemotherapeutic drug belonging to a class of drugs called monoclonal antibodies. It works by slowing the growth and spread of tumor cells by preventing the formation of blood vessels in the tumors, as a result of which these tumor cells are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. It is not an immunotherapy drug or an alkylating agent
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with bevacizumab (Avastin)?
No clinically relevant drug interaction has been reported when taken along with ibuprofen. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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Substitutes for Avastin

No substitutes found for this medicine
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