What is Velcade 1 mg Injection ?
Velcade, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals , contains “Bortezomib 1 mg” as an active ingredient. This cancer medicine is given by injection by a health care professional. The dosage is based on your body size, medical condition, laboratory tests, and response to treatment.
Velcade 1 mg Injection Uses :
Velcade (Bortezomib) is used for the treatment of people with multiple myeloma (a cancer of the plasma cells) and mantle cell lymphoma (a cancer of the lymph nodes).
Velcade (Bortezomib) 1 mg Injection Work :
Bortezomib belongs to a class of medication called proteosome inhibitor. Proteasomes are enzymes found in cells, and play a role in regulating cell function and growth. As a targeted therapy, this medicine works by blocking or slowing down the action of proteasomes inside cells.
When proteasome activity is blocked or slowed down, proteins in the cells accumulate. This accumulation may cause cells — especially cancerous cells — to stop growing, dividing, and multiplying, causing them to die. Since cancer cells divide and multiply faster than most other cells, the goal of treatment with Bortezomib is to target these rapidly dividing cells and stop their prosperity and reproduction.
Velcade 1 mg Side – Effects :
When you take Velcade cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine may cause side effects. Most side effects from Velcade are common, but a few can be serious. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. Below is a list of possible side effects that may occur :
Common Side Effects : Anxious ; Backache ; Blurred Vision ; Bone Pain ; Chills ; Diarrhea ; Head Pain ; Indigestion ; Low Energy ; Muscle Pain ; Stomach Cramps ; Taste Problems ; Throat Irritation ; Decreased White Blood Cells ; Sleep problems (insomnia) etc.
Serious Side Effects : High Blood Pressure ; Black stools ; Swelling of the hands/ankles/feet ; Changes in the amount of urine ; Urinary Tract Infection ; Coughing Up Blood ; Difficulty Speaking ; Ascites ; Numbness And Tingling etc.
This list may not describe all possible side effects of Velcade Bortezomib 1 mg. If you notice any other side-effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Velcade 1 mg – Storage Details
Many factors can damage your medication, including heat, air, light, and moisture. It’s important to keep in mind that where you store your medication can affect its potency and safety. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Bortezomib vial at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).
• Store it in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
• Keep this anti-cancer drug in a safe place so that children & pets can not reach it.
• Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy this medicine.
• Keep Velcade injection separate from other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from Indiangenericdrugs, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.