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Avastin 400Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Bevacizumab
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

A monoclonal antibody and anti-angiogenesis, Avastin 400Mg Injection is used to treat types of brain tumor and types of cancers. This medication functions by interfering with the growth and spread of cancerous cells in the body.

It is advised you to seek medical attention immediately on experiencing adverse effect. Common allergic reactions include swelling of facial features, hives, trouble breathing and abnormal bleeding from the mouth/nose/rectum/vagina/digestive tract/brain. The side effects of this drug are anaemia, dehydration, lymphopenia, syncope, gastrointestinal ulcers, etc.

Before using this medication you should inform your doctor if you are allergic to it or you are scheduled for a surgery in the next 28 days. Do not use this drug without consulting the doctor if you have heart diseases/high blood pressure/bleeding or blood-clotting problems or you are taking any other medications.

Ensure not to conceive for at least 6 months after end of treatment. This medication is administered into a vein via IV injection once in every 2-3 weeks. The dosage needs to be prescribed by the doctor based on your medical history and current condition.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

The medication is helpful in treating the given problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

The side effects of this drug include:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    In case of pregnancy, you must consult the doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    In case of breastfeeding, you must consult the doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    You are advised to avoid driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

This medicine works as an antineoplastic drug that binds and inhibits human VEGF interaction with its receptors Flt-1 and KDR on endothelial cell surface. This inhibits blood vessel formation inside tumors and prevents growth of metastatic tumor.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine


    The drug interacts with IFL, 5-FU/LV, carboplatin/paclitaxel, capecitabine, doxorubicin or cisplatin/gemcitabine.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Do not use this medication if you have high blood pressure.

Ques: What is Avastin 400Mg Injection?

Ans: This drug is used to treat types of brain tumor and types of cancers.

Ques: How long do I need to use Avastin 400Mg Injection before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Avastin 400Mg Injection?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Avastin 400Mg Injection empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken after having food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Avastin 400Mg Injection?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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