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Brentuximab Vedotin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Anti-CD30 Antibody Drug Conjugate Adcetris® Cancer-related

Brentuximab Vedotin - What is it for

​Brentuximab-vedotin consists of an antibody (brentuximab) and a chemotherapy drug linked together. The antibody helps deliver the chemotherapy drug more specifically to cancer cells, to fight against them.  

Brentuximab Vedotin - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Brentuximab Vedotin cause?

During infusion

Allergic reaction may occur. Please alert the nurse if you experience any of the following symptoms during infusion: itch, rashes, fever, chills, shivering or shortness of breath.

Other possible side effects
  • Fatigue
  • Drop in blood cell counts
  • Numbness and tingling in your feet or hands
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Mild skin rash or itch
  • Hair thinning

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or black tarry stools
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath, worsening or persistent cough
  • Change in mood or behaviour, speech or visual disturbances

Before taking Brentuximab Vedotin, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Brentuximab Vedotin?

Brentuximab Vedotin - Dosage and How to Use

How should Brentuximab Vedotin be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Brentuximab Vedotin - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Brentuximab Vedotin safely?

How should I store Brentuximab Vedotin?

How should I dispose of Brentuximab Vedotin safely?

Brentuximab Vedotin - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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