Velcade 3.5 mg Bortezomib Injection
WHAT IS VELCADE ?
Velcade is a targeted therapy. It is classified as a proteasome inhibitor. It interferes with the growth of some cancer cells and keeps them from spreading in your body. This medicine is sometimes given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment.
MEDICINE USES :
Bortezomib is used to treat multiple myeloma and also for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one prior therapy. It targets and inhibits the proteasome enzyme complex within the cell. Proteasome is part of the cellular machinery and has many functions within the cell, such as it helps to control the level of many of the proteins that help to regulate cell division and cell survival. By interfering with it's function this can lead to apoptosis (cell suicide).
BORTEZOMIB COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands or feet; loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting; diarrhea, constipation, bloating; fever, chills, cold or flu symptoms; pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding; rash; or feeling tired.
Also call your doctor at once if you have :
- new or worsening cough, shortness of breath; new or worsening nerve problems such as numbness, burning, pain, weakness, or tingly feeling; pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, or a hard lump where the medicine was injected;
- severe constipation; dehydration symptoms--muscle cramps, feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate, heavy sweating, or hot and dry skin;
- high blood pressure--severe headache, pounding in your neck or ears, anxiety, irregular heartbeats;
- liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling