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Ortez 2mg Injection

Zuventus Healthcare Ltd

Composition for Ortez 2mg Injection

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1 Injection in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Ortez Injection


Uses of Ortez Injection

Ortez 2mg Injection is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and mantle-cell lymphoma.

Ortez Injection side effects


Reduced blood platelets, Fatigue, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Psychiatric disturbances, Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Fever, Anemia, Diarrhoea, Decreased appetite, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Constipation.


How to use Ortez Injection

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

How Ortez Injection works

Ortez 2mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking or slowing the breakdown of proteins in cells. As a result, there is an increase in a number of proteins in the cancer cells leading to their death.

In Depth Information on Ortez Injection

Expert advice for Ortez Injection

  • 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.
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Ortez Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Ortez Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ortez 2mg 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.
Ortez 2mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data
suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Ortez 2mg Injection might cause tiredness, dizziness, fainting, or blurred vision which may affect your ability to drive.
Ortez 2mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ortez 2mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Ortez 2mg Injection in these patients.
Ortez 2mg Injection should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ortez 2mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Ortez Injection

Frequently asked questions about Bortezomib

Ortez is not a hormone. It is a chemotherapy/ cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of cancers including multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma
Ortez 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
Yes, Ortez is approved by FDA
Yes, Ortez is dialyzable
Ortez can cause toxic effects if not given in appropriate dose although not everybody gets them
Ortez may cause side effects such as constipation.

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