BAVENCIO INJECTION

SKU: AH_NEP_4356 Category:

Generic : Avelumab (200mg)

Treatment : Treatment of Urinary bladder cancer

Pack size : 10 Ml (Vial)

Manufacturer : Merck Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$1,950.00

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Bavencio Injection is a medicine used for treatment of urinary bladder cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts) or has reached the advanced stage in adults and children aged above 12 years. It restores those immune responses in the body that stop cancer growth.

Bavencio Injection is given as an injection by a healthcare professional. For it to be effective, complete the course of the medicine and do not discontinue even if you get better until the course is completed.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and muscle pain amongst others. These are usually mild and go away with time. However, if they persist or get worse, let the doctor know.

Before receiving the medicine, you should let your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medicine. Also tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Some other medicines may react with this medicine, so let your doctor know of all the medication you are taking. Pregnant or breastfeeding should consult their doctors first before receiving this medicine.

 

BENEFITS OF BAVENCIO INJECTION

In Treatment of Urinary bladder cancer

Bavencio Injection helps to treat urinary bladder cancer. It kills the cancer cells by stimulating the immune system of our body. It prevents progression of the disease to advanced stages of cancer and also reduces the chances of recurrence of the cancer. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered.

 

HOW TO USE BAVENCIO INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

 

HOW BAVENCIO INJECTION WORKS

Bavencio Injection is a type of immunotherapy. It activates the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. Avelumab targets and blocks a protein (PD-L1) found on the surface of certain immune cells. Blocking PD-L1 activates the immune cells to find and kill cancer cells.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Bavencio Injection. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bavencio Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

CAUTION
Bavencio Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving

SAFE
Bavencio Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bavencio Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Bavencio Injection is recommended.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bavencio Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Bavencio Injection is recommended.

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE BAVENCIO INJECTION?

If you miss a dose of Bavencio Injection, consult your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bavencio

  • Fatigue
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Infusion site reaction
  • Rash
  • Decreased appetite
  • Peripheral edema
  • Urinary tract infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Mucositis
  • Hand-foot syndrome
  • Voice change
  • Decreased level of thyroid hormones
  • Liver toxicity
  • Coughing up blood
  • Breathlessness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10 Ml

pack form  – Vial

MORE INFORMATION

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Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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