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Vivitra 150 mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Vivitra Injection

Vivitra Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Infection
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Weight loss
  • Taste change
  • Mucosal inflammation
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Heart failure
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Common cold

How to use Vivitra Injection

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

How Vivitra Injection works

Vivitra 150 mg Injection is a recombinant IgG1 monoclonal antibody. It works against the HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor protein) receptors which are responsible for the over-proliferation of cancer cells in breast cancer and stomach cancer cells. It destroys the cancer cells by inhibiting HER2. It also inhibits various cancer-causing downstream signaling pathways.

Vivitra Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vivitra 150 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Vivitra 150 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Vivitra 150 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
Vivitra 150 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vivitra 150 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Vivitra 150 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Vivitra Injection?

If you miss a dose of Vivitra 150 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • It is given as an injection into your vein or under the skin, usually over 1 hour.
  • Use effective contraception method to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine and for 7 months after you stop the treatment. 
  • Your doctor will monitor your heart regularly while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms such as breathlessness, cough, shivering, swelling of legs and arm.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Patient Concerns

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Dear mam you can safely take homeopathic treatment in your case, but as your case is chronic the treatment should be under monitoring of a physician
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Dear PATIENT 4 Breast Cancer means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. The management of such cancers depends on the site where the cancer has spread and on the receptor status of the breast cancer. If you can share the details with me, I will be happy to let you know the potential management
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FAQs

Q. What are the serious side effects of Vivitra?

There are various side effects related to Vivitra such as sore throat, fever, chills, excessive tiredness, pale skin, nosebleeds, and other unusual bruising or bleeding. One can also experience stomach pain, seizures, hallucinations, muscle cramps, and spasms. Along with that, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, rapid heart beat, discoloration of urine; decreased amount of urine, difficulty in urinating, pain when urinating, and other signs of infection can also be observed with the use of Vivitra. You should call your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.

Q. How long after Vivitra therapy can I get pregnant?

Women of child-bearing age should use effective contraception during Vivitra therapy and for 7 months after completing the treatment. You can plan your pregnancy after 7 months of treatment with Vivitra.

Q. How long should Vivitra be taken?

Patients with early breast cancer should take Vivitra for 1 year or until disease recurs, whichever occurs first. It is not advised to extend the treatment beyond 1 year in patients of early breast cancer.

Q. Is fasting required before administering Vivitra?

No, fasting is not required before administering Vivitra. It should be given under the guidance of a doctor who is experienced in giving cancer chemotherapy and should be given only by a healthcare professional.

Q. How is Vivitra given, intravenously or intramuscularly?

There are 2 different formulations available for administration of Vivitra, one is given as an infusion into a vein (intravenous infusion) and the other is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection). It is important to check the product labels to ensure that the correct formulation is being given as prescribed. Vivitra intravenous formulation is not for subcutaneous use and should be given as an intravenous infusion only. Your doctor may consider switching your Vivitra intravenous treatment to Vivitra subcutaneous treatment (and vice versa) if considered appropriate for you.

Q. Can Vivitra be given to HER2 negative cancer patients?

No, Vivitra cannot be given in patients with HER2 negative cancer cells. Vivitra belongs to class of monoclonal antibody. It binds selectively to a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). HER2 is found, in large amounts, on the surface of some cancer cells. When Vivitra binds to HER2, it stops the growth and spread of the cancer cells. Therefore, it is only effective in HER2 positive patients (in which HER2 is present) and will not be beneficial for HER2 negative patients (in which HER2 is not present).

Q. Why has my doctor advised for investigations of heart?

Vivitra when used with anthracycline class of anti-cancer medicines (eg doxorubicin) may adversely affect your heart. Hence, your doctor needs to check the health of your heart initially before starting treatment and during treatment.

Q. How frequently heart investigations are required?

Heart investigations should be performed at the starting of the treatment. It should be repeated every 3 months during treatment and every 6 months after the discontinuation of treatment until 24 months from the last administration of Vivitra. Those patients who already have heart-related problems will require investigations every 12 weeks.

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