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ERBITUX 100MG INJECTION/ VIAL

Mfd. by :- Merck (Fulfilled By : Magicine Pharma)

Erbitux 100mg Injection/ Vial

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Brand name – Erbitux 100mg injection

Generic name – Cetuximab

Manufacture – Merck

Strength – 100/500 mg

Dosage – Injection

Composition – Cetuximab

Indication – Head and Neck cancer

Storage – Store at a cool place

Overview of Erbitux 100mg injection

Erbitux 100mg injection is used to treat head and neck cancer. Cetuximab is also used in the treatment of rectum and colon cancer. Cetuximab is a man-made protein and a monoclonal antibody that binds receptors to cancer cells. As a result, cancer cells will be destroyed by the immune system

How to use Erbitux 100mg injection

Erbitux 100mg injection comes as a solution and is infused into the vein. Firstly, Cetuximab will be infused for two hours and then the rest will be infused over one hour. Cetuximab is given every one to two weeks or as per doctor's prescription. The doctor may slow down the infusion, delay, stop, or reduce the dose of the treatment if patients experience any side effects. Tell your doctor about how you feeling at the time of treatment.

Erbitux 100mg injection has several side effects, which are:

  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Rash
  • Swelling on finger or toenails
  • Watery, red, or itchy eye
  • Swollen eyelid
  • Burning in the eye
  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Chapped lips
  • Increase the growth of hair chest
  • Chapped lips
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore on lips, throat, or mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Change in food taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Joint pain
  • Bone pain
  • Swelling, pain, or redness in the injected place
  • Vision changes
  • Blistering, shedding, or peeling skin
  • Short breath

If the above-mentioned side effects are seen in the patient’s body, immediately consult the doctor for further guidance.

Dosage

Erbitux 100mg injection is a very powerful drug, taking it in the wrong way may give severe side effects and increase the duration of treatment. You have to follow the doctor's prescription strictly for better results.

Missed dose

In case you missed any dose consult your doctor. Do not take twice the dose to catch up on the missed dose. This will cause severe side effects and impact your overall health.

Overdose

In case of overdose immediately consult the doctor for medical attention. Overdose will affect your health and duration of treatment.

Erbitux 100mg injection may cause a reaction in some patients so, it is advised to discuss the risks and benefits.

Erbitux 100mg injection should be injected into the vein. In case it drops on the skin or other parts of the body, immediately wash that place.

If you are undergoing some treatment inform the doctor at the beginning of the treatment because those medicines will react and disturb the process of cancer medicine.

Pregnant women should not take this injection because it will harm the fetus.

Breastfeeding women consult the doctor first before taking this injection.

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.

Interaction

Before starting treatment, inform the doctor about the medicine you have taken or are taking because it may react and give side effects. Keep all the medical documents with you at the beginning of the treatment.

Q1. What is the use of Erbitux 100mg injection?

Ans - Erbitux 100mg injection is used to treat both head and neck and colon and rectum cancer.

Q2. How long treatment will be with Erbitux 100mg injection?

Ans – The duration of treatment will depend on the stage of cancer and the overall health of patients.

 Q3. Can I drive after taking the Erbitux 100mg injection?

Ans – Driving and operating heavy machinery is advisable because this injection makes you feel dizzy.

Q4. From where I can buy an Erbitux 100mg injection?

Ans – From Magicine Pharma you can buy at an affordable price.

Alternate Brand name

  • Lupitux

Reference

Erbitux injection: Drug information is available at:  https://www.drugs.com/mtm/cetuximab.html,

Erbitux injection: side effects, warning, interaction, and dosages information available at: https://reference.medscape.com/drug/erbitux-cetuximab-342237, https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00002, and https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607041.html.

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