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Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml

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Salt Composition : Cetuximab

Manufacturer : ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

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Introduction to Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml

Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml is an anticancer medication containing the active ingredient Cetuximab which belongs to the class of medicine called monoclonal antibody. It is used to treat metastatic cancer of the large intestine alone or with a combination of their medicine. It is also used to treat certain types of squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. Cancer is a condition in which cells multiply uncontrolled and abnormally. 

Do not take a Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml if you are allergic to Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml or other medicine ingredients. This medicine is not recommended for children and adolescents. Inform your doctor if you have heart, kidney, or lung disorders. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to red meat or tick bite or positive for antibodies; it makes a severe allergic reaction. Please tell your doctor if you have eye problems like blurred vision, red or severe dry eyes, or eye pain. 

Your doctor will take a blood test to monitor your WBC count; because there is a chance of reducing WBC counts while taking this medicine with a combination of anticancer medicine (platinum-based therapy) Inform your doctor if you take Fluropyrimidine as an anticancer combination medicine as this medication can cause life-threatening heart problems.  Do not breastfeed or drive while taking the Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml. Discuss the effective contraception method, as this medicine should not be used during pregnancy. 


Uses of Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml

  • Metastatic cancer colorectal cancer
  • Squamous cell cancer head and neck

Therapeutic Effects of Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml

Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml binds to the protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EFGR). As a result of this binding, cancer cells no longer receive the signal that the cells need for growth and development. Thus, this medication prevents cancer cells from growing. 


Interaction of Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking medicines for blood pressure or other heart conditions. Certain medications may interact with Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml

  • Store Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml in the refrigerator (2°C to 8°C)
  • Do not freeze
  • keep the injection away from the reach of children and pets.
  • If you have missed any dosing appointments, inform your doctor and schedule immediately.

How to consume Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml

A trained doctor or nurse should only administer it. Do not self-administer the injection. Before giving the Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml, you will be given other antiallergic medicine (pre-medication) to reduce the possible side effects. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of your treatment based on the disease severity and other factors. It will be given as an intravenous infusion, and you will be monitored carefully for any unwanted side effects. 


Safety Advices for Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml

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Pregnancy

  

Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml may cause harm to the unborn baby when administered to a pregnant woman. You need to tell your physician if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking this medicine. 

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Breast Feeding

  

It is unsafe to take Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml if you are breastfeeding as it passes into breast milk. You need to tell your physician if you are breastfeeding before taking this medicine. 

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Lungs

  

Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml can cause interstitial lung disease (ILD). So, inform your physician about any underlying lung disorders before taking Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml, as this medication should be used with caution in lung disease patients. Consult your physician before taking this medicine. 

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Liver

  

Inform your physician about any underlying liver disorders before taking Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml, as this medication should be used with caution in liver disease patients. Consult your physician before taking this medicine. 

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Alcohol

  

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml. Please consult your doctor.

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Driving

  

It is unsafe to drive while taking Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml because this medicine might cause dizziness and tiredness, so avoid driving and operating machinery during this treatment.


Side Effects of Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Infusion reactions (swelling of face, eyes, mouth, throat, or lips, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest pain, fainting, or fever)
  • Heart problems
  • Blistering or peeling of skin
  • Vision problems

Common

  • Diarrhea, constipation
  • Weight loss, poor appetite
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Excessive growth of hair in skin
  • Low blood counts
  • Difficulty breathing, cough
  • Liver problems
  • Infection
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Skin rash

Word of Advice

Before starting the  treatment with metastatic cancer, your doctor will take a test of your cells to detect whether your blood contains the normal or mutant form of RAS. If they contain, then Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml must not receive in combination with other anticancer treatments containing Oxaliplatin. It is not advised to use in children and adolescents. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any cardiopulmonary-related symptoms. Do not freeze the medicine. 


FAQs

Q 1. Does Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml cure cancer?

Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml is not a cure for cancer. Instead, it can help to slow down or restrict the growth and spread of cancer cells, which improves the quality of life of patients with certain types of cancer.

Q 2. How is Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml different from other cancer drugs?

Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml is a monoclonal antibody drug that targets a specific protein in cancer cells, while other cancer drugs may work differently.

Q 3. How often do patients need to receive Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml treatments?

The frequency of Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml treatments can vary depending on the type and stage of the cancer being treated, as well as other factors such as the patient's overall health.

Q 4. Can Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml be used in combination with other cancer treatments?

Yes, Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml is often used with radiation therapy or chemotherapy to treat certain types of cancer.

Q 5. What is the difference between Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml and other cancer treatments?

Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml is a targeted therapy that specifically targets cancer cells with high levels of EGFR. It is different from chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which target both cancer and healthy cells.


Fact Box of Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml

Molecule name: Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml 

Therapeutic class: Antineoplastics 

Pharmacological class: Monoclonal antibody

Indications: 

1. Metastatic cancer colorectal cancer 

2. Squamous cell cancer head and neck


References

  1. Merck Europe BV, Electronic medicines compendium (emc), [Revised on July 2019] [ Accessed on 22nd April 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/317/pil 
  2. Eli Lilly and Company, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on April 2019] [ Accessed on 22nd April 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/125084s273lbl.pdf
  3. Richard M Goldberg; Cetuxa 100mg Injection 20ml; Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery; Published on May 2005; Accessed on 22nd April 2023; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15962524/ 

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