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Bleocip is an anti – cancer agent, used for the treatment of skin, oral cavity, head and neck cancer. It is also used for lymphomas, cancer of the testis and fluid accumulation in the chest caused by cancer. 

Drug information on Bleocip (Bleomycin) from Cipla Limited

Bleocip

  Injection
Cipla Limited
Generic : Bleomycin
 838.00
15mg
1
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Medical Condition(s) for which Bleocip may be prescribed


Side effects of Bleocip

  Respiratory: Difficulty in breathing, lung disease and cracking sound.

  Heart: Low blood pressure, cerebral arteritis, stroke, heart attack, Raynaud phenomenon(condition where there is spasm of blood vessels mainly in fingers and toes) and thrombotic microangiopathy, (clot formation in small blood vessels) (with combination chemotherapy).

  Central Nervous System: Uneasiness.

  Skin: Hair loss, redness, thickening of the skin, darkening of skin, nail changes, itching, rash, skin tenderness, mouth ulcer, stretch marks, blistering and scleroderma-like skin changes.

  Gastrointestinal: Loss of appetite and vomiting.

  Local: Pain, pain at tumor site and inflammation of veins.

  Metabolic: Weight loss.

  Miscellaneous: Allergic reactions.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The recommended dose is 0.25 to 0.5units/kg (10 to 20 units/m²) once in a week, or twice.

How to use Bleocip?

It comes as a solution for injection, administered into the large muscle, vein or under the skin.

When is Bleocip not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, severe lung disease, during pregnancy and lactation.

Warnings and Precautions for Bleocip

Caution needed for patients with history of lung infection, pre-existing lung function impairment, kidney impairment, patients who received radiotherapy, particularly to the thorax.

• Regular chest x-rays should be done. Discontinue treatment if chest x-rays show infiltrates.

Other Precautions for Bleocip

Avoid excess dosage.
Use a reliable birth control method to prevent pregnancy.

Storage Conditions for Bleocip

Injection: Refrigerate at 2-8°C. Do not freeze it.


Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.



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