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Biomab 50mg Injection

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Biomab 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of head and neck cancer and cancer of colon and rectum. It helps to mark the cancer cells for destruction by the body's immune system.

Biomab 50mg Injection is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor. 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. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include weakness, vomiting, dizziness, and diarrhea. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Inform your doctor if you experience sudden difficulty breathing, shortness of breath,  and fever, chills. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver and electrolyte levels.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. 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.

Side effects of Biomab 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 Biomab

  • Weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Blood in urine
  • Diarrhea

How to use Biomab Injection

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

How Biomab Injection works

Biomab 50mg Injection is a monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to receptors on cancer cells. Thus it flags the cancer cells for destruction by the body's immune system.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Biomab 50mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biomab 50mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Biomab 50mg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Biomab 50mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Biomab 50mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Biomab 50mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Biomab Injection?

If you miss a dose of Biomab 50mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Biomab 50mg Injection is given as in injection or infusion under the supervision of a doctor only.
  • 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.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cell count (CBC), electrolyte levels. liver and kidney function.
  • It is advisable to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience chills, fever, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing during the treatment.
     

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Monoclonal antibody (mAb)
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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I want to know the symptoms of cancer as I am a smoker
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Symptoms for cancer depends upon which organ involved. For smokers , definitely chronic , they have possibility to develop lung cancer, head and neck cancers, oesophagus cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer and so more on. General symptoms would be like loss of appetite, weight loss, low grade fever in some cases, chronic cough for long time.
Is ulcers curable G2 stage of cancer in rectum area
Dr. Pawan Rawal
Gastroenterology
Needs evaluation Please meet a Gastro surgeon
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References

  1. Ramakrishnan MS, Eswaraiah A, Crombet T, et al. Nimotuzumab, a promising therapeutic monoclonal for treatment of tumors of epithelial origin. MAbs. 2009;1(1):41-8. [Accessed 23 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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