Erbitux 100mg Infusion

icon
Merck Ltd

Composition for Erbitux 100mg Infusion

iconPrescription Required
94544.4
₹1890.89/Infusion
50 ml in 1 bottle
SOLD OUT

Medicine Overview of Erbitux Infusion

uses

Uses of Erbitux Infusion

Erbitux 100mg Infusion is used in the treatment of head and neck cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.
uses

Side effects of Erbitux Infusion

Common

Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Conjunctivitis, Skin rash, Diarrhoea, Infusion reaction, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased liver enzymes.

uses

How to use Erbitux Infusion

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

How Erbitux Infusion works

Erbitux 100mg infusion 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.

In Depth Information on Erbitux Infusion

Expert advice for Erbitux Infusion

  • Administration of anti-allergy medication including steroids is mandatory at least one hour before cetuximab infusion.
  • Caution is to be observed while driving or using machinery after taking Cetuximab.
  • Cetuximab may also adversely affect skin and eyes with symptoms like blurred vision, eye pain and dry eye.
  • Frequent monitoring for infections and levels of white blood cells is required, if cetuximab is given with certain other anti-cancer drugs (platinum compounds like cisplatin, carboplatin, oxaliplatin).
  • There is increased risk of occurrence of heart problems if cetuximab is given with certain other anti-cancer drugs (fluoropyrimidines like capecitabine, fluorouracil).
  • Caution is to be observed in case of administering cetuximab to elderly patient with heart problems.
video imgplay img
Warnings
Special precautions for Erbitux 100mg Infusion
icon
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
icon
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Erbitux 100mg Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
...
+more
icon
Lactation
CAUTION
Erbitux 100mg Infusion is probably usafe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
...
+more
icon
Driving
Erbitux 100mg Infusion may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
icon
Kidney
Erbitux 100mg Infusion is probably safe to use in patients w
ith kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Erbitux 100mg Infusion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
...
+more
icon
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Erbitux
100mg Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
...
+more

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cetuximab, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Erbitux 100mg Infusion

Frequently asked questions for Cetuximab

Erbitux is a cytotoxic drug that is used in the chemotherapy of cancers of colon and rectum, and head-neck cancers
It is not a radiosensitizer, but usually used in combination with radiotherapy to treat the cancers. It is not a vesicant (irritant)
Yes, Erbitux is approved by US FDA in 2009 to treat certain type of cancer of colon, rectum and head-neck cancer
Erbitux is generally administered by intravenous (IV infusion) route, with or without radiotherapy
Yes. Erbitux is a chemotherapy agent, which may cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effect
Erbitux may cause rashes
Q. How long does the rash last?
The duration of skin rash depends upon its type and severity. Please consult your doctor for advice.
+more

User Submitted Feedback For Erbitux 100mg Infusion

Substitutes for Erbitux

No substitutes found for this medicine
Related Lab Tests
Top Medical Oncologists
doctor
Dr. Sandeep Batra
MBBS, MD, DNB, Diploma, DNB
5.0
doctor
Dr. Amit Agarwal
MBBS, MD, DM, Fellowship
4.7
doctor
Dr. Jawahar Ticku
MBBS, MD, Fellowship
4.3
doctor
Dr. Nitesh Rohtagi
MBBS, MD, DNB
5.0
doctor
4.9
cross img