Velcade

Active Ingredient(s): Bortezomib
FDA Approved: * May 13, 2003
Pharm Company: * MILLENNIUM PHARMS
Category: Cancer

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



Velcade Overview

Bortezomib, sold under the brand name Velcade among others, is an anti-cancer medication used to treat multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma.[1] This includes multiple myeloma in those who have and have not previously received treatment.[2] It is generally used together with other medications.[2] It is given by injection.[1] Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, low platelets, fever, numbness, low white blo...

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is velcade dangerous to a caregiver

hi i was wondering my 76 year old father n law lives with me and is receiving velcade is it harmfull to anyone in the house as i have a 6 month old grandchild living with me and i allso suffer from ms and am on allot of meds wich supress my immune system.i know when he was in the hospital the nurses allways doubled gloved and would not allow anyone to use his bathroom.any input would be very helpfull thanks ## I have been taking Temsonol on a daily basis and I have a long history of HIV which has basically, eradicated with drugs. Is it dangerous for me to ingest the drug because of the HIV? ## I am not seeing any warnings about such issues, the double gloving is normal for nurses, with many medications, due to the fact that they are frequently exposed to a lot of things, while working i...

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amyloidosis treatment

I have had amyloidosis in the past and was treated with Velcade and Decadron Are there other treatments? ## Hello, Jerrie! How are you? Chemotherapy drugs are usually used to treat it, most commonly Mephalan with the steroid Dexamethasone. Side effects can include nausea, dizziness, hairless and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Bortezomib
  • Injection: 2.5mg, 2.5mg/ml, 3.5mg, 3.5mg/1.4ml, 3.5mg/vial
  • Powder: 1mg/vial, 2.5mg/vial, 3.5mg/vial
  • Vial: 3.5mg/vial
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Velcade: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 63020-049 Velcade 3.5 mg/1 Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Bortezomib or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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is velcade dangerous to a caregiver
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