Bleomycin

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  1. Bleomycin Benefits & Uses
  2. Bleomycin Dosage & How to Take
  3. Bleomycin Side Effects
  4. Bleomycin Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Bleomycin with Other Drugs
  6. Bleomycin Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Bleomycin
  8. Bleomycin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Bleomycin Benefits & Uses

Bleomycin is used to treat the following -

  1. Cervical Cancer
  2. Oral Cancer
  3. Oropharyngeal Cancer
  4. Testicular Cancer
  5. गैर-हॉजकिन लिंफोमा Primary
  6. Skin Cancer
  7. Hodgkin Lymphoma

Bleomycin Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Bleomycin

Bleomycin

Bleomycin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Bleomycin is used -

  1. Skin Discolouration Rare
  2. Pneumonitis Rare
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Pulmonary Fibrosis
  5. Nausea or vomiting
  6. Hair Loss Rare
  7. Fever Rare
  8. Weight Loss
  9. Skin Thinning
  10. Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  11. Chills

Bleomycin Related Warnings

Is the use of Bleomycin safe for pregnant women?

Bleomycin shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Bleomycin safe during breastfeeding?

Bleomycin may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Bleomycin on the Kidneys?

There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Bleomycin. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Bleomycin on the Liver?

There are no any side effects of Bleomycin on the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Bleomycin on the Heart?

Bleomycin is not harmful for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Bleomycin with Other Drugs

Bleomycin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Bleomycin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Bleomycin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Smoking Addiction
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Allergy
  4. Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Frequently asked Questions about Bleomycin

Is this Bleomycin habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Bleomycin is addictive.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Bleomycin as you may feel sleepy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Bleomycin should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Bleomycin is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

No

Bleomycin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Bleomycin

It is safe to take Bleomycin with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Bleomycin

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Bleomycin with alcohol.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 232-233
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 868
  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Blenoxane® (bleomycin sulfate)
  4. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Blenamax® (bleomycin sulfate)
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