Bleomycin 15 IU Injection
WHAT IS BLEOMYCIN 15 IU INJECTION ?
Bleomycin is an antineoplastic antibiotic. It is thought to interfere with cell reproduction and growth, reducing the number of cancer cells in the body.
WHAT IS THE USE OF BLEOMYCIN 15 IU INJECTION ?
Bleomycin is used for treating certain types of cancer, including testicular cancer, squamous cell cancer, Hodgkin disease, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also used to treat or prevent fluid accumulation in the chest cavity caused by a tumor.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS OF BLEOMYCIN 15 IU INJECTION ?
Chills; confusion; dark bands in nails; hair loss; itching; loss of appetite; redness, darkening, or tenderness of the skin; sore mouth; tiredness; weight loss.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions; changes in vision; cough; fever, or wheezing; lightheadedness; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; severe stomach pain; sharp or crushing chest pain; sudden, severe headache, vomiting, dizziness, or fainting; sudden shortness of breath.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION OF BLEOMYCIN 15 IU INJECTION ?
- Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using bleomycin.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Bleomycin has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. Avoid becoming pregnant while using bleomycin. Do not breast-feed while taking bleomycin.