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Brand Name : Bioamb EGFR
Composition : Nimotuzumab
Manufactured by : Biocon Pharma Ltd.
Strength : 50 mg
Form : Injection
Packing : Pack of 4 Vials of 10 ml Each
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What is Bioamb EGFR 50 mg injection?
Biomab EGFR, a humanized monoclonal antibody falls under a class of cancer treatment option known as targeted therapy. Nimotuzumab (Bioamb EGFR) is a chemotherapy drug manufactured by Biocon Limited. It is recommended that Nimotuzumab be administered under the supervision of a qualified physician experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
What is the use of Bioamb EGFR Nimotuzumab 50 mg Injection?
Given by injection, Nimotuzumab (Bioamb EGFR) is used for the treatment of various types of cancer such as -
• Cancer of the head and neck,
• Nasopharyngeal cancer and other conditions.
How Does Nimotuzumab Injection Work?
Bioamb EGFR (Nimotuzumab) targets the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) present on the cell surface. The binding of certain growth factors to this receptor starts a series of events that are essential for cell growth, differentiation, and survival (both normal and cancerous). In cancerous cells there is an over expression of EGFR leading to uncontrolled cell growth, proliferation, survival and creation of new blood vessels. A very high level of EGFR is seen in many solid tumors and has been associated with poor treatment outcomes.
Bioamb EGFR binds to the site on EGFR where the growth factors are supposed to bind and thus prevents cancer cells from proliferating, making new blood vessels and evading death. Bioamb EGFR also helps the body's immune system in recognizing the cancerous cells and fighting against them.
What are the side effects of Bioamb EGFR 50 mg Injection?
When you take Bioamb EGFR cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. Nimotuzumab may cause side effects. Most side effects from Nimotuzumab are common, but a few can be serious. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. The common side effects that have been observed with Bioamb EGFR are Chills ; Rigors ; Nausea and very minor rashes.
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 Nimotuzumab cancer medicine. To learn more about possible side effects of Bioamb EGFR (Nimotuzumab), read the drug label or package insert or talk to your health care provider.
What are the precautions & warnings of Bioamb EGFR Injection?
Before Taking Bioamb EGFR (Nimotuzumab) 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 Bioamb EGFR 50 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 Nimotuzumab 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 Nimotuzumab 50 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 Bioamb EGFR 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 Bioamb EGFR 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 Bioamb EGFR medicine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using Nimotuzumab.
Medical History : Some medical conditions may interact with Bioamb EGFR. To make sure Nimotuzumab 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.p>
What are the storage instructions for Bioamb EGFR Injection?
Nimotuzumab 50 mg Bioamb EGFR injection is handled and stored by a health care provider.
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.