What is Bortenat 3.5 mg Injection ?
Bortenat, manufactured by Natco, contains “Bortezomib 3.5 mg” as an active ingredient. It is a type of chemotherapy called a targeted therapy. This cancer medicine is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. The dosage is based on your body size, medical condition, laboratory tests, and response to treatment.
When is Bortenat 3.5 mg Injection prescribed ?
Bortenat (Bortezomib) is used for the treatment of people with multiple myeloma (a cancer of the plasma cells) and mantle cell lymphoma (a cancer of the lymph nodes).
How Does Bortenat (Bortezomib) Injection Work ?
Bortezomib belongs to a class of medication called proteosome inhibitor. Proteasomes are enzymes found in cells, and play a role in regulating cell function and growth. As a targeted therapy, this medicine works by blocking or slowing down the action of proteasomes inside cells.
When proteasome activity is blocked or slowed down, proteins in the cells accumulate. This accumulation may cause cells — especially cancerous cells — to stop growing, dividing, and multiplying, causing them to die. Since cancer cells divide and multiply faster than most other cells, the goal of treatment with Bortezomib is to target these rapidly dividing cells and stop their prosperity and reproduction.
What are the adverse effects of Bortenat 3.5 mg Injection ?
When you take Bortenat cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine may cause side effects. Most side effects from Bortenat are common, but a few can be serious. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. Below is a list of possible side effects that may occur with medications containing Bortezomib:
Common Side Effects of Bortenat 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 Bortenat 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.
This list may not describe all possible side effects of Bortezomib 3.5 mg Injection. If you notice any other side-effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
What are the safety measures of Bortenat 3.5 mg ?
Before Taking Bortenat anti-cancer medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. You need to remember certain points such as –
|Bortenat may harm a baby developing in the womb. It is important not to become pregnant or father a child while you are having treatment with this cancer medicine. Talk to your doctor or nurse about effective contraception before starting treatment.|
|Women should stop breastfeeding while being treated with Bortenat since it is unknown if this medication is excreted through breast milk. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice.|
|While you take Bortenat, you will have regular blood tests to check : your blood counts (white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets) and liver enzymes. These test can help your doctor check for any side effects. They’re also used to track the progression of disease, and to help doctors make decisions about treatment.|
|Tell your doctor if you have any abnormal or allergic reaction to Bortenat or any other medicines. Also inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes or preservatives. For over-the-counter products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.|
|When it comes to alcohol and cancer medicines, it is best to check with your doctor about whether or not it is safe for you to drink during treatment. Because, Most cancer drugs (e.g Bortenat) can cause adverse reactions or become less effective if alcohol is consumed.|
|Bortenat cancer drug can interact with some other medicines and herbal products. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any medicines you are taking. This includes vitamins, herbal supplements, prescription drug and over the counter remedies.|
|For the best possible benefit, It is very important that you do not miss a dose of this medicine. . If you miss a dose of Bortenat 3.5 mg, call your doctor right away to reschedule your appointment.|
|After the expiration date, medications may deteriorate and not work as intended and may even be harmful. Therefore, it is important not to use Bortenat after the expiry date printed on the pack or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. Do not use it if you see any discoloration, clumping, frosting, or settling out of particles after gentle mixing. Call your pharmacist if this happens.|
|Before using Bortneat (Bortezomib), tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have congestive heart failure ; circulation problems ; a history of HIV ; high cholesterol or triglycerides ; kidney disease ; liver disease ; a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome & skin cancer (melanoma) etc.|
What are the storage instructions for Bortenat 3.5 mg ?
Many factors can damage your medication, including heat, air, light, and moisture. It’s important to keep in mind that where you store your medication can affect its potency and safety. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Bortezomib vial at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).
• Store it in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
• Keep this anti-cancer drug in a safe place so that children & pets can not reach it.
• Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy this medicine.
• Keep Bortenat injection separate from other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.
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.