Bleomycin - injection

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Bleomycin belongs to the general group of medicines called antineoplastics. It is used to treat several types of cancer, including cervix and uterus cancer, head and neck cancer, testicle and penile cancer, and certain types of lymphoma.

Bleomycin seems to act by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by bleomycin, other effects will also occur. ...

Side Effect:

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:fever or chills; sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough or hack; feeling short of breath on exertion; chest discomfort, wheezing, dry cough or hack; confusion, feeling weak or tired, loss of appetite, rapid weight loss; feeling like you might pass out; white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips; severe redness, itching, rash, blistering, or tenderness of your skin; or unusual hardening or thickening of your skin.

Less serious side effects may include:dark streaks or discoloring on your skin; fingernail or toenail changes; temporary hair loss; mild itching; vomiting; pain near your tumor; or redness, warmth, itching, or swelling around the IV needle. ...


Bleomycin is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and it may be useful to monitor renal function. It is not known whether the drug is excreted in human milk. ...