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Drug information on Oncobleo (Bleomycin) from Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

Oncobleo

  Injection
Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Generic : Bleomycin
 945.00
15mg
1
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Oncobleo may be prescribed


Side effects of Oncobleo

  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 Oncobleo?

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

When is Oncobleo not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Oncobleo

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 Oncobleo

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

Storage Conditions for Oncobleo

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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