Bleomycin Powder For Solution For Injection 15U Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Bleomycin: Powder for solution for injection (15U)

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What is this Medicine?

BLEOMYCIN (blee oh MYE sin) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat many kinds of cancer like lymphoma, cervical cancer, head and neck cancer, and testicular cancer. It is also used to prevent and to treat fluid build-up around the lungs caused by some cancers.

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Bleomycin Sulfate 15units Powder for Injection

NDC: 633230136
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Testicular Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), Penile Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, Pleural Effusion

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Cervical Cancer, Hemangioma, Malignant Ascites, Verruca Vulgaris, Verruca Plantaris, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Head And Neck Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Osteogenic Sarcoma

Storage Information
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Bleomycin Sulfate 15units Powder for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Bleomycin Sulfate 15units Powder for Injection

Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Pulmonary Fibrosis Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
>60.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Bleomycin Sulfate 15units Powder for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Bleomycin Sulfate 15units Powder for Injection(Bleomycin Sulfate)
Tobacco and Bleomycin Sulfate(Bleomycin Sulfate)
In theory, Tobacco smoking may increase the risk of serious lung side effects of Bleomycin. Talk to your prescriber about stopping Tobacco smoking if you are receiving Bleomycin treatment. Discuss any new or worsening side effects, such as a persistent, non-productive cough or shortness of breath, with your health care provider while you are receiving Bleomycin treatment.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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