Bortezomib Injection 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.
Bortezomib Injection is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and mantle-cell lymphoma.
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.
Bortezomib Side Effects:
- Low blood platelets
- Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
- Psychiatric disturbances
- Loss of appetite
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Decreased appetite
- Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
How is Bortezomib administered?
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
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
Is Bortezomib dialyzable?
Yes, Bortezomib is dialyzable
Is Bortezomib toxic?
Bortezomib can cause toxic effects if not given in appropriate dose although not everybody gets them.
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