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BLEOCEL 15IU INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 364.28 for 1 vial(s) (1 ML injection each)
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Composition for BLEOCEL

Bleomycin(15 iu)

food interaction for BLEOCEL

alcohol interaction for BLEOCEL

pregnancy interaction for BLEOCEL

lactation interaction for BLEOCEL

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Bleocel 15iu injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Bleocel 15iu injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Bleocel 15iu injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for BLEOCEL

Bleomycin(15 iu)

Uses

Bleocel 15iu injection is used in the treatment of cervical cancer, cancer of mouth, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses, larynx, oesophagus and skin cancer.

How it works

Bleocel 15iu injection belongs to a class of drugs called as anticancer antibiotics. It works by producing ions that get incorporated into the DNA of the cancer cells and stops their growth.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Blisters on skin, Changes in skin color, Hair loss, Loss of appetite, Mouth ulcer, Skin thinning, Swelling, Skin redness, Weight loss, Sick, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for BLEOCEL

4 Substitutes
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  • BLEOCHEM 15IU INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    Rs. 687.74/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 687.74
    pay 89% more per injection
  • BLEOCIP 15IU INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 694.33/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 694.33
    pay 91% more per injection
  • ONCOBLEO 15IU INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 1039.28/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1039.28
    pay 185% more per injection
  • BLOMIN 15IU INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Venus Remedies Ltd
    Rs. 850/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 850
    pay 133% more per injection

Expert advice for BLEOCEL

  • Inform your doctor before taking bleomycin if you have severe heart disease, kidney problems, lung problems requiring use of oxygen, impaired liver function, and chicken pox or if you are about to undergo a surgery.
  • Inform your doctor before taking bleomycin if you are taking other anticancer/cytotoxic drugs such as vinca alkaloids or cisplatin, drugs such as clozapine or if you have received radiation in the chest area.
  • Seek immediate medical advice if you develop dry cough, breathlessness, rapid breathing or any other lung problems.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this drug as it may make you feel weak or tired.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for BLEOCEL

Bleomycin

Q.What does bleomycin treat?
Bleomycin is used to treat squamous cell cancers, certain types of blood cancers, skin cancers and cancer of the thyroid, bladder, lungs, abdomen or genitals

Q.Does bleomycin cause pulmonary fibrosis, nausea or hair loss?
Yes. Bleomycin may cause pulmonary fibrosis, nausea and hair loss. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.How does bleomycin cause pulmonary fibrosis?
Pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the tissue of the lungs) is one of the side effects of bleomycin. It is reportedly caused by lack of an enzyme that metabolises bleomycin in the lungs.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)