What is Bortenat 3.5 mg Injection ?
Bortenat, manufactured by Natco, contains “Bortezomib 3.5 mg” as an active ingredient. It is a type of chemotherapy called a targeted therapy. This cancer medicine is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. The dosage is based on your body size, medical condition, laboratory tests, and response to treatment.
When is Bortenat 3.5 mg Injection prescribed ?
Bortenat (Bortezomib) is used for the treatment of people with multiple myeloma (a cancer of the plasma cells) and mantle cell lymphoma (a cancer of the lymph nodes).
How Does Bortenat (Bortezomib) Injection Work ?
Bortezomib belongs to a class of medication called proteosome inhibitor. Proteasomes are enzymes found in cells, and play a role in regulating cell function and growth. As a targeted therapy, this medicine works by blocking or slowing down the action of proteasomes inside cells.
When proteasome activity is blocked or slowed down, proteins in the cells accumulate. This accumulation may cause cells — especially cancerous cells — to stop growing, dividing, and multiplying, causing them to die. Since cancer cells divide and multiply faster than most other cells, the goal of treatment with Bortezomib is to target these rapidly dividing cells and stop their prosperity and reproduction.
What are the adverse effects of Bortenat 3.5 mg Injection ?
When you take Bortenat cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine may cause side effects. Most side effects from Bortenat are common, but a few can be serious. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. Below is a list of possible side effects that may occur with medications containing Bortezomib:
Common Side Effects of Bortenat Injection : Anxious ; Backache ; Blurred Vision ; Bone Pain ; Chills ; Diarrhea ; Head Pain ; Indigestion ; Low Energy ; Muscle Pain ; Stomach Cramps ; Taste Problems ; Throat Irritation ; Decreased White Blood Cells ; Sleep problems (insomnia) etc.
Serious Side Effects of Bortenat Injection : High Blood Pressure ; Black stools ; Swelling of the hands/ankles/feet ; Changes in the amount of urine ; Urinary Tract Infection ; Coughing Up Blood ; Difficulty Speaking ; Ascites ; Numbness And Tingling etc.
This list may not describe all possible side effects of Bortezomib 2 mg Injection. If you notice any other side-effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
What are the safety measures of Bortenat 3.5 mg ?
Before Taking Bortenat anti-cancer medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated
Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
|Bortenat may be harmful in pregnancy and there is a potential risk of miscarriage or carrying a child with birth defects if you or your partner becomes pregnant during this time. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.|
|This medicine is not indicated for use in women. It is not known if Bortenat is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from Bortenat, a decision should be made to either discontinue nursing, or discontinue the drug taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.|
|Your health care professional may recommend blood tests to see how your body is working. Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function of your organs and show how well treatments are working.|
|Before taking Bortenat, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Bortenat, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Bortenat tablets. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Bortenate 3.5 mg.|
|If you take Bortenat, you must stop drinking alcohol. This is one of the ways to prevent this disease from getting worse. If you are dependent on alcohol and want to stop drinking, your doctor can recommend a therapy that’s tailored for your needs.|
|If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Velcade may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.|
|Missing a dose of Bortenat can upset your treatment plan. If you do miss one of your doses, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s almost time to take your next dose. In this case, you should just skip the missed dose. Don’t take a double dose to “make up” for the one you missed. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.|
|Do not take Bortenat the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.|
|During your treatment with Bortenat, it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, liver problems, HIV, triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.|
What are the storage instructions for Bortenat 3.5 mg ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
- Store Bortenat at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).
- Store it in a cool, dry place, protected from light and refrigerated when necessary. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
- Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
- If you’re driving, you may want to have certain medicines at hand, but don’t store them in the glove compartment, where they could be damaged from the heat, cold, or rain outside or from the car’s heater or air conditioner.
- Always remember to store your medication out of sight and reach of children and pets, to prevent accidental ingestion.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.