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Biomab Egfr Injection 10ml

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Overview

Introduction

Biomab Egfr Injection 10ml 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 Egfr Injection 10ml 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 Egfr 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 Egfr

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Blood in urine
    If you notice any blood in your urine, contact your doctor. It might be a symptom of something more serious. Your doctor will probably want you to get follow-up tests and advise you accordingly. Meanwhile, drink plenty of fluids. This will dilute your urine and make it easier to pass.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Biomab Egfr Injection

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

How Biomab Egfr Injection works

Biomab Egfr Injection 10ml 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 Egfr Injection 10ml. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biomab Egfr Injection 10ml 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 Egfr Injection 10ml during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Biomab Egfr Injection 10ml 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 Egfr Injection 10ml in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Biomab Egfr Injection 10ml in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Biomab Egfr Injection?

If you miss a dose of Biomab Egfr Injection 10ml, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Biomab Egfr Injection 10ml
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Quick Tips

  • Biomab Egfr Injection 10ml 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.
     

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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