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BLEOCIN 15MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 595.23 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for BLEOCIN

Bleomycin(15 mg)

food interaction for BLEOCIN

alcohol interaction for BLEOCIN

pregnancy interaction for BLEOCIN

lactation interaction for BLEOCIN

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Bleocin 15mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Bleocin 15mg 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
Bleocin 15mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for BLEOCIN

Bleomycin(15 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Bleocin 15mg 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

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Expert advice for BLEOCIN

  • 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 BLEOCIN

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 02 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)