Velcade Injectable Powder
Velcade (bortezomib) is a member of the proteasome inhibitors drug class and is commonly used for Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma.
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What is Velcade?
Velcade (bortezomib) interferes with the growth of some cancer cells and keeps them from spreading in your body.
Velcade is used to treat multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma.
Velcade is sometimes given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment.
Velcade may cause a serious viral infection of the brain that can lead to disability or death. Call your doctor right away if you have any change in your mental state, decreased vision, or problems with speech or walking. These symptoms may start gradually and get worse quickly.
Velcade can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections and help your blood to clot. You may get an infection or bleed more easily. Call your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding, or signs of infection (fever, chills, body aches).
Before taking this medicine
You should not be treated with Velcade if you are allergic to bortezomib, mannitol, or boron.
To make sure Velcade is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
nerve problems such as numbness, tingling, or burning pain;
kidney disease, or if you are on dialysis;
a low level of platelets or white or red blood cells;
heart disease, congestive heart failure;
lung disease or breathing problems;
herpes or shingles (herpes zoster);
high or low blood pressure; or
if you are dehydrated.
You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment.
Bortezomib can harm an unborn baby. Do not use Velcade if you are pregnant. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy, whether you are a man or a woman. The use of this medicine by either parent may cause birth defects.
Keep using birth control for at least 2 months after your last dose of Velcade. Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is using this medicine.
Velcade may affect fertility (ability to have children) in both men and women. However, it is important to use birth control to prevent pregnancy because bortezomib may harm the baby if a pregnancy does occur.
You should not breast-feed while using this medicine and for at least 2 months after your last dose.
Velcade side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Velcade: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Velcade may cause a serious viral infection of the brain that can lead to disability or death. Call your doctor right away if you have a severe headache, buzzing in your ears, vision problems, weakness, confusion, thinking problems, or a seizure (convulsions).
Also call your doctor at once if you have:
new or worsening nerve problems such as numbness, burning, pain, weakness, or tingly feeling;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
severe or ongoing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation;
fever with shortness of breath or trouble breathing;
dehydration symptoms - feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate, heavy sweating, or hot and dry skin;
low blood cell counts - fever, chills, tiredness, flu-like symptoms, mouth sores, skin sores, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, pale skin, cold hands and feet, feeling light-headed or short of breath;
liver problems - right-sided stomach pain, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
signs of congestive heart failure - shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling in your lower legs, rapid weight gain, cough with mucus, fast heartbeats, sleep problems; or
signs of tumor cell breakdown - muscle cramps, tiredness, fast or slow heart rate, fluttering in your chest, decreased urination, tingling around your mouth.
Your cancer treatments may be delayed or permanently discontinued if you have certain side effects.
Common Velcade side effects may include:
numbness or tingly feeling;
loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting;
fever, chills, cold or flu symptoms;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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