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General Information on Sipuleucel-T Suspension

Generic Name : Sipuleucel-T Suspension

Pronunciation : SI-pu-LOO-sel-TEE

Latest prescription information about Sipuleucel-T Suspension. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Sipuleucel-T Suspension

International- Provenge.

Why is Sipuleucel-T Suspension Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an autologous blood cell and immune cell activator combination, prescribed for advanced prostate cancer. It works by causing the body's immune system to fight the cancer cells.

When should Sipuleucel-T Suspension not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Sipuleucel-T Suspension?

IV- The recommended course is 3 complete doses, given at approximately 2-week intervals.

How should Sipuleucel-T Suspension be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Sipuleucel-T Suspension?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart or lung disease, stroke, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Sipuleucel-T Suspension?

   Most Common : Chills, fatigue, fever, back, nausea, joint ache, and headache.
   Central Nervous System : Tingling, dizziness, pain in extremity, asthenia, hot flush, insomnia, tremor, tingling.
   Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle spasms, neck pain, bone pain.
   Genitourinary : Blood in urine, urinary tract infection.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, cough, upper respiratory tract infection.
   Heart : Fluid retention, high blood pressure.
   Skin : Rash, sweating.
   Metabolic : Weight decreased, anemia.

What are the other precautions for Sipuleucel-T Suspension?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Sipuleucel-T Suspension?

Sipuleucel-T infusion bag is shipped in an insulated polyurethane container
Do not open the lid of the insulated container till administration
Infusion should be used within 3 hours if removed from the container

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