vivitra 150mg

Vivitra 150mg 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).

Vivitra 150mg 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: vivitra 150mg

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 VIVITRA INJECTION

  • Breast cancer
  • Stomach cancer

BENEFITS OF VIVITRA INJECTION

In Breast cancer

Vivitra 150mg 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.
Vivitra 150mg 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 VIVITRA INJECTION

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Vivitra

  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Chills
  • Common cold
  • Cough
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Heart failure
  • Infection
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Mucosal inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Taste change
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Weight loss

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

Vivitra 150mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy

Vivitra 150mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

Vivitra 150mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

It is not known whether Vivitra 150mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney

Vivitra 150mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vivitra 150mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

There is limited information available on the use of Vivitra 150mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE VIVITRA INJECTION?

If you miss a dose of Vivitra 150mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Quick tips

  • 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.

FAQs

Q. What are the serious side effects of Vivitra 150mg Injection?

There are various side effects related to 150mg 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 150mg Injection.

You should call your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.

Q. How long after Vivitra 150mg Injection therapy can I get pregnant?

Women of child-bearing age should use effective contraception during  150mg Injection therapy and for 7 months after completing the treatment. You can plan your pregnancy after 7 months of treatment with 150mg Injection.

Q. How long should Vivitra 150mg Injection be taken?

Patients with early breast cancer should take 150mg Injection for 1 year or until disease recurs, whichever occurs first. It is not advised to extend the treatment beyond 1 year in patients of early breast cancer.

Q. Is fasting required before administering Vivitra 150mg Injection?

No, fasting is not required before administering 150mg Injection. It should be given under the guidance of a doctor who is experienced in giving cancer chemotherapy and should be given only by a healthcare professional.

Q. How is Vivitra 150mg Injection given, intravenously or intramuscularly?

There are 2 different formulations available for administration of Vivitra 150mg 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.

Your doctor may consider switching your Vivitra 150mg Injection intravenous treatment to Vivitra 150mg Injection subcutaneous treatment (and vice versa) if considered appropriate for you.

Q. Can Vivitra 150mg Injection be given to HER2 negative cancer patients?

No, 150mg Injection cannot be given in patients with HER2 negative cancer cells. Vivitra 150mg Injection belongs to class of monoclonal antibody. It binds selectively to a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). HER2 is found, in large amounts, on the surface of some cancer cells.

When  150mg Injection binds to HER2, it stops the growth and spread of the cancer cells. Therefore, it is only effective in HER2 positive patients (in which HER2 is present) and will not be beneficial for HER2 negative patients (in which HER2 is not present).

Q. Why has my doctor advised for investigations of heart?

150mg 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.

Q. How frequently heart investigations are required?

Heart investigations should be performed at the starting of the treatment. It should be repeated every 3 months during treatment and every 6 months after the discontinuation of treatment until 24 months from the last administration of 150mg Injection. Those patients who already have heart-related problems will require investigations every 12 weeks.

 

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