Medicine Overview of Avastin Injection
Uses of Avastin Injection
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.
Special precautions for Avastin Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Avastin Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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 should be used with caution during lactati+more
on. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body....
Avastin Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.+more
Patients may experience somnolence asyncope , and they should avoid driving or operating machinery....
Patients may experience somnolence asyncope , and they should avoid driving or operating machinery.
There is limited information available on the use of Avastin+more
Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor....
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
If you miss a dose of Bevacizumab, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions for Avastin NA Injection
Frequently asked questions for 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