Roche | Avastin (Medication)
Avastin generically known as bevacizumab is a cancer medicine that works by slowing cancer cells growth and spreading in the body. Avastin is used to treat a certain type of brain tumor, and certain types of cancers of the kidney, lung, colon and rectum.
Avasin is injected into a vein by a healthcare provider in a hospital or clinic. Do not start using Avastin for at least 4 weeks after surgery, or until your surgical incision heals. ...
Among with its needed effects, Avasin can cause side effects such as:mild headache; back pain; diarrhea, loss of appetite; cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat; dry or watery eyes; dry or flaky skin, hair loss; changes in your sense of taste; or jaw pain, swelling, numbness, loose teeth, gum infection.
Avastin can cause a rare but serious neurologic disorder affecting the brain. If you feel any unusual symptom, seek immediately medical care. Also if any of this occur:any wound that will not heal; severe stomach pain with fever, vomiting, and constipation; blood in your urine or stools, vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds; easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, rectum); fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat; sudden numbness or weakness, severe headache, confusion, or problems with vision, speech, or balance; pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; dangerously high blood pressure; puffy eyes, swelling in your stomach, arms, or legs; rapid weight gain, urinating problems; or missed menstrual periods. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder; a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding; a history of perforation in your esophagus, stomach, or intestines; heart disease, congestive heart failure; high blood pressure; or a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clots.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...