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BORTRAC 3.5 MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 12019.20 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for BORTRAC

Bortezomib(3.5 mg)

food interaction for BORTRAC

alcohol interaction for BORTRAC

pregnancy interaction for BORTRAC

lactation interaction for BORTRAC

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Bortrac 3.5 mg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Bortrac 3.5 mg injection with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Bortrac 3.5 mg 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
Bortrac 3.5 mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for BORTRAC

Bortezomib(3.5 mg)

Uses

Bortrac 3.5 mg injection is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer) and mantle-cell lymphoma.

How it works

Bortrac 3.5 mg injection belongs to the class of drugs called proteasome inhibitors. Proteasomes are proteins which play an important role in growth and multiplication of cancer cells. Bortrac 3.5 mg injection blocks the action of proteasome, and reduces the growth of cancerous (actively growing) cells.

Common side effects

Nausea, Numbness, Pain in extremity, Rash, Loss of sense of taste, Anxiety, Blurred vision, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Abdominal bloating, Constipation, Increased blood pressure, Decreased blood pressure, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhoea, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Dry skin, Skin redness, Decreased red blood cell count, Eye infection, Facial blushing, Fever, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Generalised swelling, Headache, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Itching, Decreased white blood cell count, Lightheadedness, Loss of appetite, Loss of consciousness, Mood swings, Mouth ulcer, Muscle pain, Bone pain, Nose bleed, Respiratory tract infection, Fungal infection, Restlessness, Agitation, Painful rash, Shivering, Dry mouth, Sore mouth, Stomach pain, Tingling sensation, Burning sensation, Vertigo, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue, Weight loss, Liver dysfunction, Renal dysfunction

SUBSTITUTES for BORTRAC

3 Substitutes
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  • VELCADE 3.5 MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals
    Rs. 60940.40/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 60940.40
    pay 407% more per injection
  • BORTENAT 3.5 MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Natco Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 12500/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 12500
    pay 4% more per injection
  • MYEZOM 3.5MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 18522/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 18522
    pay 54% more per injection

Expert advice for BORTRAC

  • Before taking bortezomib, consult your doctor if you have any of the following disease conditions: disease of liver, kidney, heart or infections like fever with rash or genital sores, diabetes, low number of red or white blood cells or bleeding problems.
  • Drink plenty of fluids every day during your treatment with bortezomib.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Consult your doctor if you have signs of serious brain infection such as memory loss, trouble in thinking, difficulty with walking or loss of vision.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking bortezomib as it may cause tiredness, dizziness, fainting or blurred vision.

Frequently asked questions for BORTRAC

Bortezomib

Q.Is bortezomib a chemotherapy/hormonal drug/ cytotoxic?
Bortezomib 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 bortezomib work?
Bortezomib 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 bortezomib FDA approved?
Yes, bortezomib is approved by FDA

Q.Is bortezomib dialyzable?
Yes, bortezomib is dialyzable

Q.Is bortezomib toxic?
Bortezomib can cause toxic effects if not given in appropriate dose although not everybody gets them

Q.Does bortezomib cause constipation?
Bortezomib may cause side effects such as constipation.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)