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Velcade : Bortezomib 1 mg Injection

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Brand Name : Velcade
Composition : Bortezomib
Manufactured by : Janssen Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Strength : 1 mg
Form : Injection
Packing : Pack of 1 Vial

What is Velcade 1 mg Injection?

Bortezomib (Velcade) is a chemotherapy drug manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical. It is a prescription oncology drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.

What is the use of Velcade Bortezomib Injection?

Velcade (Bortezomib) is used to treat certain types of tumors (e.g., multiple myeloma, mantle cell lymphoma). It is administered by a healthcare professional as an injection into your vein (intravenously, or IV) or under your skin (subcutaneously).

How Does Bortezomib Injection Work?

Bortezomib (Velcade) is an anti-cancer medicine called a proteosome inhibitor. Proteosomes are a group of enzymes (proteins) which control how cells function and grow, and Velcade works by interfering with these proteosomes and causing myeloma cells to die.

What are the side effects of Velcade 1 mg Injection?

When you take Velcade cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. Bortezomib may cause side effects. Most side effects from Bortezomib are common, but a few can be serious. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. The following is a list of possible adverse-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Bortezomib:

Common Side Effects of Velcade Injection : Anxious ; Backache ; Blurred Vision ; Bone Pain ; Chills ; Diarrhea ; Head Pain ; Indigestion ; Low Energy ; Muscle Pain ; Stomach Cramps ; Taste Problems ; Throat Irritation ; Decreased White Blood Cells ; Sleep problems (insomnia) etc.

Serious Side Effects of Velcade Injection : High Blood Pressure ; Black stools ; Swelling of the hands/ankles/feet ; Changes in the amount of urine ; Urinary Tract Infection ; Coughing Up Blood ; Difficulty Speaking ; Ascites ; Numbness And Tingling etc.

Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Bortezomib cancer medicine. To learn more about possible side effects of Velcade (Bortezomib), read the drug label or package insert or talk to your health care provider.

What are the precautions & warnings of Velcade Injection?

Before Taking Velcade (Bortezomib) cancer medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :

Missed Dose : Missing doses of Velcade 1 mg can reduce their usefulness and increase the possibility of developing drug resistance, which makes this drug lose their effectiveness. For best results, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of Bortezomib medication as instructed. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Overdose : A wide range of signs and symptoms can occur when a person overdoses, and everyone responds differently. If you’ve taken more than the recommended amount of Velcade 1 mg or enough to have a harmful effect on your body’s functions, you have overdosed. In this case, you should take the medical help as soon as possible. Make sure that you have as much information as possible about the drug, the amount taken, how long ago it was taken, and if it was mixed with any other substance.

Allergies : Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Velcade or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes or preservatives. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pregnancy : Naturally, if you are pregnant and taking Velcade medicine, one of your greatest concerns will be for your unborn child. Because, this cancer medicine may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. So, If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this medicine, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to a fetus. You must tell about your pregnancy to your doctor. Your pharmacist must understand your condition in order to monitor your health, and so your baby can be protected from infection soon after birth. You can also consult with your doctor about birth control methods that will work for you.

Breast-feeding : Breastfeeding is an essential physiologic process that provides nutrition to the infant and protects the child against infection and immunologic disorders. But, It is not known whether Velcade medicine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using Bortezomib.

Medical History : Some medical conditions may interact with Velcade. To make sure Bortezomib is safe for you, tell your health care provider if you:

• are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement etc.
• have a history of diabetes, lupus, pancreatitis, lung or breathing problems, liver problems, stomach or bowel problems or kidney problems etc.
• have problems with your hormone glands (eg, thyroid, pituitary);
• have had a liver & heart transplant;
• have congestive heart failure;
• have circulation problems;
• have a history of HIV;
• have high cholesterol or triglycerides;
• have a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome & skin cancer (melanoma);
• have any type of active infection;
• have a history of hepatitis;
• have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine;
• have recently had surgery or plan to have surgery etc.

What are the storage instructions for Velcade Injection?

Bortezomib injection is handled and stored by a health care provider. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets.

Prescription Required:

In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.


The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.


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