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AVASTIN INJECTION

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Composition FOR AVASTIN (PSYCORMEDIES)

Bevacizumab(NA)

food interaction for AVASTIN (PSYCORMEDIES)

alcohol interaction for AVASTIN (PSYCORMEDIES)

pregnancy interaction for AVASTIN (PSYCORMEDIES)

lactation interaction for AVASTIN (PSYCORMEDIES)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Avastin injection at a fixed time.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR AVASTIN (PSYCORMEDIES)

Bevacizumab(NA)

Uses

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

How it works

Avastin injection is a monoclonal antibody designed to bind an important factor. It blocks blood supply to the cancer cells and stops the growth of cancer.

Common side effects

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

COMMON DOSAGE FOR AVASTIN INJECTION

Patients taking AVASTIN INJECTION

  • 60%
    Once A Day
  • 40%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR AVASTIN (PSYCORMEDIES)

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR AVASTIN (PSYCORMEDIES)

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR AVASTIN (PSYCORMEDIES)

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

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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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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)