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Side effect(s) of Polatuzumab

Read the side effects of Polatuzumab as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

1.Blood: Anemia, low platelet count, low white blood cell count

2.Nervous system: Peripheral neuropathy, dizziness

3.Gastrointestinal system: Diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite, liver injury

4.General: Infusion-related pain, rash infections, fever, decreased weight, low potassium, low calcium

Other Precautions : 1.Monitor patients for peripheral neuropathy (tingling of the hands or feet)
2.Premedicate patients with an antihistamine and antipyretic to reduce the chance of infusion-related reactions like rash and fever.
3.Monitor complete blood counts- RBC, WBC, Platelets.
4.Monitor for signs of bacterial or viral infections.
5.Monitor patients for new or worsening neurological, cognitive, or behavioral changes.
6.Monitor liver enzymes and bilirubin.
7.Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of Polatuzumab.
8.Advise patients not to breastfeed while taking Polatuzumab.

Drug Name : Polatuzumab

Polatuzumab is used for treating a blood cancer named lymphoma in combination with other anticancer drugs among adult patients.
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