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Generic Name: Cetuximab (SEE-tucks-ih-mab)
Brand Name: Erbitux
Cetuximab is used for:
Treating certain types of colorectal cancer in patients who do not adequately respond to or cannot take other therapy. Cetuximab may be used alone or in combination with irinotecan to treat the cancer. Cetuximab is not a cure for colorectal cancer.
Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody. It works by blocking growth factor, which the body needs for tumor and normal cell growth.
Do NOT use Cetuximab if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Cetuximab :
Some medical conditions may interact with Cetuximab . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cetuximab . However, no specific interactions with Cetuximab are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Cetuximab may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Cetuximab :
Use Cetuximab as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cetuximab .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Cetuximab :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Cetuximab :
Cetuximab is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Cetuximab at home, store Cetuximab as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Cetuximab out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Cetuximab . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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