This medication is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma. It works by killing cancer cells.
Bortezomib harms cancer cells causing their death.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Adult: IV- 1.3 mgm2 as bolus on days 1, 4, 8 and 11 of a 21-day cycle, followed by a 10-day rest period (days 12-21).
Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count. Blurred eyesight. Use care when driving or doing other tasks that call for clear eyesight. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Hard stools (constipation). Drinking more liquids, working out, or adding fiber to your diet may help. Talk with your doctor about a stool softener or laxative. Loose stools (diarrhea). Low blood pressure. Anemia. Viral infection. Fever. Feeling tired or weak. Numbness and tingling. Muscle pain. Headache.
If you have an allergy to bortezomib, boron, mannitol, or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad swelling. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet. Trouble breathing. Sudden change in eyesight. Not able to eat. Cough that does not go away. Feeling very tired or weak. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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