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CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Bleocin. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bleocin is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in s... View More
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bleocin is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Bleocin may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. As with $med_name, few people have reported that they feel tired or weak after ... View More
Bleocin should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bleocin may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bleocin is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Bleocin may not be needed in the... View More
Bleocin is a medicine used for treatment of cancer in various parts of the body such as cervical, Cancer of the mouth, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses... View More
Uses of Bleocin
- Cervical cancer
- Cancer of mouth, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses, larynx, oesophagus
- Skin cancer
Side effects of Bleocin
- Hair loss
- Interstitial pneumonia
- Loss of appetite
- Low blood platelets
- Nail discoloration
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Scratch dermatitis
- Skin pigmentation
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Weight loss
How to use Bleocin
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Bleocin works
Bleocin is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.
- Inform your doctor before taking bleomycin if you have severe heart disease, kidney problems, lung problems requiring use of oxygen, impaired liver func... View More
- Inform your doctor before taking bleomycin if you are taking other anticancer/cytotoxic drugs such as vinca alkaloids or cisplatin, drugs such as clozap... View More
- Seek immediate medical advice if you develop dry cough, breathlessness, rapid breathing or any other lung problems.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this drug as it may make you feel weak or tired.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Lymphoma, Squamous cell or Testicular tumours, Malignant effusions
IV/IM Preparation IV: reconstitute 15 U vial in 5 mL & 30 U vial in 10 mL NS to yield 3 U/mL solution IM/SC: reconstitute 15 U vial in 1-5 mL & 30 U... View More
Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Testicular Carcinoma 0.25-0.5 unit/kg (10 to 20 unit/m²) IV/IM/SC q1-2Weeks Hodgkin's Disease, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Admi... View More
Renal Impairment CrCl >50 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary CrCl 40-50 mL/min: 70% of normal dose CrCl 30-40 mL/min: 60% of normal dose Cr... View More
Hypersensitivity. Severe pulmonary disease; pregnancy and lactation.
Mode of Action
Bleomycin causes breakage of single- and double- stranded DNA by binding to DNA and inhibiting DNA synthesis. To a lesser extent, it also inhibits RNA a... View More
Pulmonary infection, preexisting pulmonary function impairment, renal impairment. Patients who received radiotherapy, particularly to the thorax. Regula... View More
>10% Mucocutaneous toxicity including rash, erythema, hyperpigmentation, urticaria (>50%),Febrile reactions, acute (25-50%),Mucositis (30%),Stomatitis ... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: D Lactation: It is not known whether the drug is excreted in milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nurs... View More
Increased incidence and severity of lung toxicity w/ previous or concurrent radiotherapy to the chest. Combination w/ vinca alkaloids may result to a sy... View More
Alternative brand for Bleocin
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More