General English name: Bortezomib
Application: Multiple myeloma – Mantel cell lymphoma
Dosage forms of bortezomib
Bortezomib Drug Information
Bortezomib is used to treat a type of cancer (called multiple myeloma and Mentell cell lymphoma). Bortezomib is a chemotherapy drug used to reduce or stop the growth of cancer cells.
The correct amount and method of taking Bortezomib
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of Bortezomib varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
It is injected intravenously or subcutaneously under a doctor’s supervision.
This medicine may make your body dehydrated, so drink plenty of water while taking bortezomib.
The dose of Bortezomib and the course of treatment with this drug depends on the patient’s weight and its effectiveness for the patient.
Note the expiration date of bortezomib and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give Bortezomib to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with bortezomib, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Bortezomib during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Bortezomib may be harmful to the fetus.
The effect of Bortezomib on driving
Bortezomib can cause symptoms such as dizziness and fatigue. Avoid driving as long as you have these symptoms.
Bortezomib drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Other medications that can and do affect the removal of bortezomib from your body may affect its function. These include rifamycins (such as rifabutin, rifampin), seizure medications (such as carbamazepine), and St. John’s wort.
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking bortezomib:
- If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have liver problems.
- If you have a kidney problem.
- If you have neurological problems (such as peripheral neuropathy).
- If your body is dehydrated.
- If you have heart disease (such as heart failure).
- If you have bleeding with blood disorders.
- If you have had an infection recently.
- If you have diabetes.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Side effects of bortezomib
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects may occur if you take more than the dose of this medicine. If any of these side effects occur, your doctor should be informed:
Pain and redness at the injection site
Loss of appetite
Sore throat, burning or numbness and pain in hands and feet, fainting, swelling of feet and ankles / feet Swelling, severe headache, mental and mood changes (such as confusion), severe stomach or abdominal pain, symptoms of liver disease (such as jaundice) Eyes or skin), dark urine, symptoms of kidney failure (such as burning or pain when urinating, blood in the urine, changes in urine volume), muscle spasms and weakness, chest pain, difficulty breathing, vision changes, seizures, weakness in a Body part, speech problem: If you have such serious complications, see a doctor immediately.
Skin rash, shortness of breath and allergic symptoms: If you have such serious side effects, see a doctor immediately.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Bortezomib.
Side effects of Bortezomib overdose (Bortezomib poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe dizziness, back pain, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Bortezomib
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.