Erbitux 500 mg Infusion

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Overview

Uses of Erbitux Infusion

Erbitux 500 mg Infusion is used in the treatment of head and neck cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.

Erbitux Infusion side effects

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

How to use Erbitux Infusion

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

How Erbitux Infusion works

Erbitux 500 mg 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.

Erbitux Infusion related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Erbitux 500 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Erbitux 500 mg Infusion is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Erbitux 500 mg Infusion may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Erbitux 500 mg Infusion is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Erbitux 500 mg Infusion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Erbitux 500 mg Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Erbitux Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Erbitux 500 mg Infusion, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

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FAQs

Q. Is Erbitux a chemotherapy drug?
Erbitux is a cytotoxic drug that is used in the chemotherapy of cancers of colon and rectum, and head-neck cancers
Q. Is Erbitux cytotoxic agent or vesicant or radiosensitizer?
It is not a radiosensitizer, but usually used in combination with radiotherapy to treat the cancers. It is not a vesicant (irritant)
Q. Is Erbitux US FDA approved?
Yes, Erbitux is approved by US FDA in 2009 to treat certain type of cancer of colon, rectum and head-neck cancer
Q. How is Erbitux administered?
Erbitux is generally administered by intravenous (IV infusion) route, with or without radiotherapy
Q. Does Erbitux cause hair loss?
Yes. Erbitux is a chemotherapy agent, which may cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effect
Q. Why does Erbitux cause a rash?
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.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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