Information about Bortezomib

Bortezomib Uses

Bortezomib is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and mantle-cell lymphoma.

How Bortezomib works

Bortezomib 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.

Common side effects of Bortezomib

Low blood platelets, Fatigue, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Psychiatric disturbances, Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Diarrhea, Decreased appetite, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Constipation
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Available Medicine for Bortezomib

BortenatNatco Pharma Ltd
4140 to ₹113002 variant(s)
MyezomDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
13125 to ₹185222 variant(s)
BorvizIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
4522 to ₹124993 variant(s)
BiocureEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
158521 variant(s)
BorteroHetero Drugs Ltd
12000 to ₹170002 variant(s)
VelcadeJanssen Pharmaceuticals
18060 to ₹543502 variant(s)
BortecadCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
152011 variant(s)
OrtezZuventus Healthcare Ltd
126961 variant(s)
VeltipPfizer Ltd
122181 variant(s)
BortetrustPanacea Biotec Ltd
124991 variant(s)

Expert advice for Bortezomib

  • Bortezomib is given as an injection into veins or skin under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • You may need to have blood tests to monitor your blood cells, platelets count, liver function and kidney function during treatment.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you experience coughing, shortness of breath and swelling of feet. 

Frequently asked questions for Bortezomib


Q. Is Bortezomib a chemotherapy/hormonal drug/ cytotoxic?

Bortezomib is not a hormone. It is a chemotherapy/ cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of cancers including multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma

Q. How does Bortezomib work?

Bortezomib 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

Q. Is Bortezomib FDA approved?

Yes, Bortezomib is approved by FDA

Q. Is Bortezomib dialyzable?

Yes, Bortezomib is dialyzable

Q. Is Bortezomib toxic?

Bortezomib can cause toxic effects if not given in appropriate dose although not everybody gets them

Q. Does Bortezomib cause constipation?

Bortezomib may cause side effects such as constipation.


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