BEVACIREL 400MG contains Bevacizumab which belongs to a group of medicines called antiangiogenic agents. It is indicated to treat metastatic colorectal cancer, first-line non-squamous non small cell lung cancer, recurrent glioblastoma (GBM), metastatic renal cell carcinoma, persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer, epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Bevacizumab is a humanized monoclonal IgG1 antibody which contains human framework regions and murine complementarity determining regions. This binds VEGF and prevents the interaction of VEGF to its receptors (Flt-1 and KDR) on the surface of endothelial cells. This interaction of VEGF with its receptors leads to endothelial cell proliferation and new blood vessel formation in invitro models of angiogenesis. Bevacizumab reduces microvascular growth and inhibition of metastatic disease progression.
Before receiving this BEVACIREL 400MG, tell your physician if you have liver, kidney or heart problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding. This medicine is not suitable for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age. The common side effects are nose or rectal bleeding, headache, back pain or increased blood pressure.
USES OF BEVACIREL 400MG
Metastatic colorectal cancer
First-line non-squamous non small cell lung cancer
Recurrent glioblastoma (GBM)
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma
Persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer
Fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer and
HOW BEVACIREL 400MG WORKS
Bevacizumab belongs to antiangiogenic agents which works by stopping the formation of blood vessels that bring oxygen and nutrients to tumors and slows the growth and spread of tumors.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
BEVACIREL 400MG will be administered as an intravenous infusion by your doctor or nurse.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BEVACIREL 400MG
Nosebleed or rectal bleeding
Increased blood pressure
Dry or watery eyes
Flaky or dry skin
Runny nose or sneezing
Changes in your sense of taste
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a wet or cold cloth to forehead and rest in a quiet, comfortable, dark room.
Use an ice pack or over the counter medicines to relieve pain.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
BEVACIREL 400MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your Doctor.
BEVACIREL 400MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your Doctor.
BEVACIREL 400MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
BEVACIREL 400MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Bevacizumab.
BEVACIREL 400MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from chronic lung disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
BEVACIREL 400MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Tell your doctor before taking this medicine if you have or had:
Tell your doctor if you are taking,
Metastatic colorectal cancer, First-line non-squamous non small cell lung cancer, Hepatocellular carcinoma
Keep out of reach of children
Store at 2 – 8°C
FAQs ABOUT BEVACIREL 400MG
Can BEVACIREL 400MG be used during pregnancy?
It is not suitable for use in pregnant women, unless prescribed by your doctor.
How BEVACIREL 400MG works differently from chemotherapy?
It prevents the growth of new blood vessels that feed tumors and causes the tumour to shrink, or to stop growing.
How is BEVACIREL 400MG given?
It will be administered intravenously by your doctor or nurse.