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Nimotuzumab is used in the treatment of head and neck cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.

How it works

Nimotuzumab 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.

Common side effects

Weakness, Vomiting, Dizziness, Blood in urine, Diarrhoea

Available Medicine

Expert advice

• Seek immediate medication attention if you develop any allergic reactions.
• Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to nimotuzumab or any of its ingredients should not take it.

Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)