Bayer Schering Pharma AG | Campath (Medication)
Campath contains the active ingredient called alemtuzumab, an antibody made from animal DNA used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients who have not responded to other cancer chemotherapy drugs such as fludarabine.
This medication is given by injection into a vein by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinic. Dosage is based on your response to treatment. ...
Serious side effects of this medicine include:an allergic reaction - difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives; pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; feeling light-headed, fainting; confusion, hallucinations; or white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips. If any of these occur, seek medical care immediately.
Other less serious side effects caused by Campath can be:nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; diarrhea, constipation; loss of appetite; headache; back or chest pain; sleep problems (insomnia); tired feeling; runny nose, sore throat; or sweating, mild skin rash or itching. If they persist or worsen, call your doctor. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you are allergic to it, to other drugs, or if you have any other allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:heart disease, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, diabetes, a stomach or intestinal disorder, or asthma or other breathing problem.
Because Campath can cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can perform this activity safely.
Do not take immunization or vaccine while using Campath without asking your doctor.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. If you get pregnant while using this, tell your doctor immediately. ...