Bleostar-S (Chandra Bhagat Pharma)
Bleomycin is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.
Bleomycin is pronounced as: blee-oh-MY-sin
Bleomycin is anti cancer medication.
Bleomycin is used to treat squamous cell cancer, testicular cancer.
Bleomycin is also used in the treatment of fluid accumulation around the lungs called pleural effusion.
If you are allergic to bleomycin (skin rashes, difficult breathing) do not use it.
Old people: Bleomycin is eliminated through the kidney. In older people kidney function is poor; it should be used in older people cautiously.
Pregnant woman: Bleomycin belongs to FDA pregnancy category D. This means that bleomycin can harm an unborn baby and cause birth defects if used during pregnancy. Do not use bleomycin with out your doctor consent however its use is justified if the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Bleomycin is available in the form injection.
Use bleomycin as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease. Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses of bleomycin at same time to cover up the missed dose.
In case of overdose of bleomycin contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
The following are the side effects you may experience with bleomycin
If you experience any of the following side affects stop the bleomycin medication and consult your doctor immediately
Store bleomycin at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed off safely.
Written by: healthplus24 team
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