Biceltis 440Mg Injection

Manufacturer: F Hoffmann -La Roche Ltd
Medicine composition: Trastuzumab
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Marketed in India by: Cipla

Known to be a monoclonal antibody, Biceltis 440Mg Injection is used in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. It works on tumors known to overexpress the protein HER2/neu. It also treats gastric cancer.

This drug is mostly administered through IV. The initial dose may be given for about 90 minutes. If the patient’s body reacts positively to Biceltis 440Mg Injection, the following doses may be given for about 30 minutes. The dosage of Biceltis 440Mg Injection that is administered generally depends on the severity of the cancer, health of the patient, body weight and height and other health problems that the patient may already have.

A few common side effects of this drug are- fever and chills after the first doze. The doctor may provide medicine to prevent this side effect. Other include pain in the body, nausea and weakness.

Side effects that are less common, but may occur none the less are diarrhea, headache, cough, vomiting, rashes and problems with breathing.

When it comes to serious side effects of Biceltis 440Mg Injection, problems with the ‘pumping action of the heart’ is very common. This increases the chances of a heart attack in cancer patients who may already be suffering from heart disease.

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.
  • Nausea

  • Headache

  • Rash

  • Reduced Blood Platelets

  • Congestive Cardiac Failure

  • Insomnia (Difficulty In Sleeping)

  • Infections

  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

  • Nasopharyngitis

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

  • Anemia

  • Chills

  • Diarrhoea

  • Cough

  • Weight Loss

  • Altered Taste

  • Mucosal Inflammation

  • Decreased White Blood Cell Count

  • Stomatitis (Inflammation Of The Mouth)

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Trasturel 440mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Biceltis 440Mg Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Trastuzumab, please consult your doctor.

This medication gets combined with HER2 proto-oncogene which is a protein similar to the EGF receptor. It has been seen to be significantly present in breast cancer cells. The combination leads to the destruction of HER2 positive cells by the mediation of the antibody.

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