Generic :  Carfilzomib (60mg)

Treatment : Multiple myeloma

Pack size  : 1 (Vial)

Manufacturer : Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA




Carfizome 60 Injection is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells.

Carfizome 60 Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.



In Multiple myeloma

If you have multiple myeloma, your body is destroying bone faster than it is being replaced. This makes bones weak and painful and more likely to break. Carfizome 60 Injection may be prescribed along with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. It is an important part of your treatment and increases the survival rate of people with multiple myeloma. This medicine will kill the cancerous cells and prevent their further growth as well as spread to other parts of the body. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit. Supplements of calcium and Vitamin D3 are also effective and may be prescribed if you do not have high blood calcium levels.



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



Carfizome 60 Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking or slowing the breakdown of proteins in cells. As a result, there is an increase in a number of proteins in the cancer cells leading to their death.





It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Carfizome 60 Injection. Please consult your doctor.


Carfizome 60 Injection 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 some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breast feeding

Carfizome 60 Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.


Carfizome 60 Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.


Carfizome 60 Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Carfizome 60 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.


Carfizome 60 Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carfizome 60 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.



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 Carfizome

  • Fatigue
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Nausea
  • Low blood platelets
  • Fever


Q. Is Carfizome 60 Injection right for me?

Carfizome 60 Injection in combination with other medications is for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (multiple myeloma that has returned) and for refractory multiple myeloma (multiple myeloma that no longer responds to treatment). talk to your doctor in case of any doubts.

Q. How is Carfizome 60 Injection administered?

Carfizome 60 Injection is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion. This is a way to put fluids, including medicine, into your bloodstream through a vein.

Q. How often will I be given Carfizome 60 Injection?

You may receive this injection in treatment cycles. Each cycle lasts 4 weeks. The cycle includes days when you are given treatment and days when you do not have treatment (rest periods). You will usually have Carfizome 60 Injection 2 days a week for 3 weeks. In week 4 you do not have treatment. Your doctor will decide your treatment plan depending on what will work best for you.

Q. I am experiencing nausea and extreme tiredness. Is this due to Carfizome 60 Injection?

Nausea and fatigue or tiredness are some of the common side-effects of this medicine. Eat smaller, more frequent meals to reduce the feeling of nausea. Avoid food that is salty, spicy, fried, or fatty. Take plenty of rest and do light exercise daily to keep yourself active and reduce fatigue.

Q. Does Carfizome 60 Injection reduce immunity?

After the start of the treatment with this medicine, your platelet count might become low. As a result, you may be at risk of infection. It is therefore advisable to avoid crowds or people with colds and infections. Wash your hands often and always after using the bathroom.

Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?

You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop shortness of breath, prolonged, unusual, or excessive bleeding, yellowing of the skin and/or eyes (jaundice), severe headache, confusion, seizures, or loss of sight.

Q. Can Carfizome 60 Injection be used during pregnancy?

Carfizome 60 Injection can cause harm to the unborn baby when given to a pregnant woman. Women should use effective contraception during treatment with this medicine and for 6 months following the final dose. Men should use effective contraception during treatment and for 3 months following the final dose.

Q. Can Carfizome 60 Injection be used during breastfeeding?

This medicine may pass into breastmilk and harm the baby. Therefore it is advisable not to breastfeed during the treatment and for 2 weeks after the final dose.

Q. What are some of the precautions to be taken while on treatment with Carfizome 60 Injection?

You might get dehydrated while on treatment with Carfizome 60 Injection, so it is advisable to increase your fluid intake. This medicine might make you feel dizzy so it is advisable not to drive or operate any machinery. Avoid sun exposure and wear SPF 15 (or higher) sunblock and protective clothing in order to prevent rashes.


Pack size  – 1 vial

pack form  – injection


 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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