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Biocure 2mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Biocure 2mg Injection is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and mantle-cell lymphoma. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells.

Biocure 2mg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite are some common side effects of this medicine. You may be advised to drink plenty of fluids every day during the treatment. You should not drive or operate machinery as medicine may cause tiredness and dizziness. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.

Before taking Biocure 2mg Injection, consult with your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, heart disease or bleeding problem.  It is important to consult a doctor if you develop symptoms like memory loss or trouble in thinking. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Biocure Injection

Benefits of Biocure Injection

In Multiple myeloma

If you have multiple myeloma, your body is destroying bone faster than it is being replaced. This makes bones weak and painful and more likely to break. Biocure 2mg Injection may be prescribed along with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. It is an important part of your treatment and increases the survival rate of people with multiple myeloma. This medicine will kill the cancerous cells and prevent their further growth as well as spread to other parts of the body. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit. Supplements of calcium and Vitamin D3 are also effective and may be prescribed if you do not have high blood calcium levels.

In Mantle-cell lymphoma

Mantle-cell lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells in our body, also called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. White blood cells are those cells that help us to fight infections. Biocure 2mg Injection helps to restrict cancer growth and also blocks the action of other chemicals that are required for cancer growth and further spread. Avoid being in crowds and wash your hands often to prevent any infections. Have plenty of fluids, unless otherwise advised by the doctor not to.

Side effects of Biocure Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Biocure

  • Low blood platelets
  • Fatigue
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Psychiatric disturbances
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Constipation

How to use Biocure Injection

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

How Biocure Injection works

Biocure 2mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking or slowing the breakdown of proteins in cells. As a result, there is an increase in a number of proteins in the cancer cells leading to their death.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Biocure 2mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biocure 2mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Biocure 2mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Biocure 2mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Biocure 2mg Injection might cause tiredness, dizziness, fainting, or blurred vision which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Biocure 2mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biocure 2mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Biocure 2mg Injection in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Biocure 2mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Biocure 2mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Biocure Injection?

If you miss a dose of Biocure 2mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Biocure 2mg Injection is given as an injection into veins or skin under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • You may need to have blood tests to monitor your blood cells, platelets count, liver function and kidney function during treatment.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you experience coughing, shortness of breath and swelling of feet. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylalanine Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Patient Concerns

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Please tell me the interpretation of the attach report, if possible. Also guide for further treatment process.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
U r having multiple myeloma
Multiple myeloma can be cured or not
Dr. Rohan Khandelwal
Surgical Oncology
Yes, if diagnosed at the right stage
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FAQs

Q. Is Biocure 2mg Injection a chemotherapy/hormonal drug/ cytotoxic?

Biocure 2mg Injection is not a hormone. It is a chemotherapy/ cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of cancers including multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma

Q. How does Biocure 2mg Injection work?

Biocure 2mg Injection belongs to the class of drugs called a proteasome inhibitor. It acts by blocking the action of proteasome, and affects the growth of cancerous (actively growing) cells

Q. Is Biocure 2mg Injection FDA approved?

Yes, Biocure 2mg Injection is approved by FDA

Q. Is Biocure 2mg Injection dialyzable?

Yes, Biocure 2mg Injection is dialyzable

Q. Is Biocure 2mg Injection toxic?

Biocure 2mg Injection can cause toxic effects if not given in appropriate dose although not everybody gets them

Q. Does Biocure 2mg Injection cause constipation?

Biocure 2mg Injection may cause side effects such as constipation.

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