Introduction to Biceltis 440 mg Injection
Biceltis 440mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast and stomach cancer. It works by killing the cancer cells by inhibiting HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor protein). Biceltis 440mg 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.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, headache, rash, insomnia, and infection. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels. You must have to inform your doctor if you experience breathlessness, cough, shivering, swelling of legs and arm.
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.
Uses of Biceltis 440 mg
- Breast cancer
- Stomach cancer
How Does Biceltis 440 Works
Biceltis 440mg Injection is a recombinant IgG1 monoclonal antibody. It works against the HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor protein) receptors which are responsible for the over-proliferation of cancer cells in breast cancer and stomach cancer cells. It destroys the cancer cells by inhibiting HER2. It also inhibits various cancer-causing downstream signaling pathways.
Side Effects of Biceltis 440mg
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
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Common cold
- Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
- Heart failure
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Mucosal inflammation
Dosage of Biceltis 440 mg
Biceltis 440 mg/ 20 ml Injection contains an active ingredient, Trastuzumab, which is used in the treatment of breast cancer and stomach cancer. This medicine is available in various strengths and substitutes & must be given on doctor’s prescription only. You should consult your doctor for dosage and time because age and severity of the disease differ from person to person and it can only be judged by your doctor.
Adults are advised to take Biceltis 440 mg/ 20 ml Injection at a fixed time with or without food as instructed by your Doctor. You must take this medicine regularly on time for better results
How to Manage Side Effects
- Infusion Reactions
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Cardiac Monitoring
- Infection Precautions
- Hair Loss
Warning & Precautions
- Cardiac Toxicity
- Infusion Reactions
- Hypersensitivity Reactions
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Immune System Suppression
- Lung Problems
- Liver Impairment
- Liver/kidney disease
- You must undergo biopsy test during Trastuzumab treatment to check the effect of Trastuzumab
- It is recommended to test the over expression of human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2) before the administration of this medicine is initiated
- Regular monitoring of blood cell components is recommended while this medicine is being administered
- You should not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness
- You must always consult your doctor immediately to get best possible treatment when you are suffering from any of the above mentioned conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the serious side effects of Biceltis 440mg Injection?
Ans. There are various side effects related to Biceltis 440mg Injection such as sore throat, fever, chills, excessive tiredness, pale skin, nosebleeds, and other unusual bruising or bleeding. One can also experience stomach pain, seizures, hallucinations, muscle cramps, and spasms. Along with that, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, rapid heart beat, discoloration of urine; decreased amount of urine, difficulty in urinating, pain when urinating, and other signs of infection can also be observed with the use of Biceltis 440mg Injection. You should call your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.
2. How long after Biceltis 440mg Injection therapy can I get pregnant?
Ans. Women of child-bearing age should use effective contraception during Biceltis 440mg Injection therapy and for 7 months after completing the treatment. You can plan your pregnancy after 7 months of treatment with Biceltis 440mg Injection.
3. How long should Biceltis 440mg Injection be taken?
Ans. Patients with early breast cancer should take Biceltis 440mg Injection for 1 year or until disease recurs, whichever occurs first. It is not advised to extend the treatment beyond 1 year in patients of early breast cancer.
4. Is fasting required before administering Biceltis 440mg Injection?
Ans. No, fasting is not required before administering Biceltis 440mg Injection. It should be given under the guidance of a doctor who is experienced in giving cancer chemotherapy and should be given only by a healthcare professional.