Velcade 3.5mg Injection

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Velcade 3.5mg Injection

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1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Velcade Injection

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Uses of Velcade Injection

Velcade 3.5mg Injection is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and mantle-cell lymphoma.
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Side effects of Velcade Injection

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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.

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How to use Velcade Injection

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

How Velcade Injection works

Velcade 3.5mg 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 Velcade Injection

Expert advice for Velcade 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Velcade 3.5mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Velcade 3.5mg 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.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Velcade 3.5mg Injection is usafe to use during lactation. D
ata suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Velcade 3.5mg Injection might cause tiredness, dizziness, fainting, or blurred vision which may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Velcade 3.5mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Velcade 3.5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Velcade 3.5mg Injection in these patients.
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Liver
CAUTION
Velcade 3.5mg Injection should be used with caution in patie
nts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Velcade 3.5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Velcade 3.5mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Bortezomib

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