Eleftha 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).
Eleftha 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. Click Here: eleftha 440
Most common side effects
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 ELEFTHA INJECTION
- Breast cancer
- Stomach cancer
BENEFITS OF ELEFTHA INJECTION
In Breast cancer
Eleftha 440mg Injection is used to treat breast cancer when other medicines have failed to show significant improvement.
It helps to stop cancer growth and further spread and relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from nipple or changes in the shape or texture of the breast.
This medicine is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.
In Stomach cancer
Stomach cancer also known as gastric cancer, may occur in the inner lining (called mucosa) of the stomach or in the walls of the stomach.
These are of various kinds depending on the origin, affected area and severity of the cancer.
Eleftha 440mg Injection helps to kill the cancer cells and also stops their further growth and spread.
Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ELEFTHA INJECTION
Common side effects of Eleftha
- 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
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Taste change
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Weight loss
HOW TO USE ELEFTHA INJECTION
HOW ELEFTHA INJECTION WORKS
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ELEFTHA INJECTION?
- It is given as an injection into your vein or under the skin, usually over 1 hour.
- Use effective contraception method to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine and for 7 months after you stop the treatment.
- Your doctor will monitor your heart regularly while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms such as breathlessness, cough, shivering, swelling of legs and arm.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Q. What are the serious side effects of Eleftha 440mg Injection?
There are various side effects related to 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 440mg Injection. You should call your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.
Q. How long after Eleftha 440mg Injection therapy can I get pregnant?
Q. How long should Eleftha 440mg Injection be taken?
Q. Is fasting required before administering Eleftha 440mg Injection?
Q. How is Eleftha 440mg Injection given, intravenously or intramuscularly?
There are 2 different formulations available for administration of 440mg Injection, one is given as an infusion into a vein (intravenous infusion) and the other is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection).
It is important to check the product labels to ensure that the correct formulation is being given as prescribed.
Injection intravenous formulation is not for subcutaneous use and should be given as an intravenous infusion only.
Q. Can Eleftha 440mg Injection be given to HER2 negative cancer patients?
Q. Why has my doctor advised for investigations of heart?
Eleftha 440mg Injection when used with anthracycline class of anti-cancer medicines (eg doxorubicin) may adversely affect your heart.
Hence, your doctor needs to check the health of your heart initially before starting treatment and during treatment.