Active Ingredient(s): Bevacizumab
FDA Approved: * February 26, 2004
Pharm Company: * GENENTECH
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Avastin Overview

Bevacizumab, sold under the brand name Avastin, is a medication used to treat a number of types of cancers and a specific eye disease.[18][16] For cancer, it is given by slow injection into a vein (intravenous) and used for colon cancer, lung cancer, glioblastoma, and renal-cell carcinoma. In many of these diseases it is used as a first-line therapy.[18][16] For age-related macular degeneration it is given by injection into the e...

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Am A Colon Cancer Patient Taking Razo For 7 Days After Chemo And Cepcitabine Caps 14 My Is Avastin Irinoticanits Now5 I Have This Pain In Heart Or May

whats the chest/heart pain am experiencing am taking razo for 7 days, cepcitabine caps for 14 days it has been 5 days since my chemo and my chemo meds are avastin and irinotican. am a colon cancer patient ## From just a post online, no one is going to be able to give you a definitive answer as to what's causing your chest pain. If you are taking Razo, which contains Rabeprazole to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach, it could be from acid reflux, on the other hand it could be a heart problem. You should really consult your doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment, if necessary. Have you consulted your doctor, yet?

Avastin/ lucentis side effecis

After eye injections of avastin i was switched to lucentis. i then had 2 tia's and stopped treatment. I had been experiencing shortness of breath for about three mo. and swelling in ankles and leg pain. after theTIA a neurologist said these were warnings. no one has told me how long these disturbing symptoms will last. Can this be permanent? ## I am sorry, but I really can't answer that. Have you consulted a regular doctor? If the swelling and shortness of breath have been caused by either blood clots or fluid retention, they both can be very dangerous and you should be under treatment for them. Depending on the cause, you may require blood thinners or diuretics to reduce the amount of fluid in the body. Both of these options could cause TIAs and, both require proper treatment t...

Use of Avastin for Macro Degeneration

Is Avastin being used for macro degeneration? ## Do you mean wet, macular degeneration (seeing distorted straight lines)? If so, Avastin is a Godsend, stopping the disease in it's tracks. It has saved my vision. Treatments sound scary, but are easily tolerable. No anesthesia needed, etc. As far as I know there are no alternatives to saving your vision if you have wet AMD/ peace ## My mom lost her hearing in her left ear 5 days after her first shot of Avastin in her left eye for wet macular degeneration. Could there be a connection?


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 100mg/4ml, 100mg/4ml (25mg/ml), 100mg/4ml(25mg/ml, 25mg/ml, 400mg/16ml, 400mg/16ml (25mg/ml), 400mg/16ml(25mg/ml
  • Vial: 100mg, 400mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Avastin: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50242-060 Avastin 100 mg/4ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Genentech, Inc.
  • 50242-061 Avastin 400 mg/16ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Genentech, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Bevacizumab or a similar ingredient: (6 results)