- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Serious Side-Effects
- 8 Disease Interactions
- 9 Technical Classification
- 10 Storage Conditions
- 11 Available Alternatives
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OverviewOLARATUMAB is a Schedule H drug.
Olaratumab is a monoclonal antibody that blocks a certain type of cell receptor in the body that can affect tumor cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies are made to target and destroy only certain cells in the body, which may help slow or stop tumor growth.Olaratumab is used in combination with another cancer medicine called doxorubicin, to treat adults with soft tissue sarcoma.Olaratumab is used when your condition cannot be treated with surgery or radiation.
The drug mainly acts by slowing or stopping down the growth of cancer cells.
UsageOLARATUMAB is generally used to treat: Soft Tissue Sarcoma
OLARATUMAB can address symptoms like: Arms Swelling, Legs Swelling, Arms Pain, Legs Pain, Black (tar) Colored Stools, Bloody Or Red Colored Vomit, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Abdomen Pain
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)
- You should not receive olaratumab if you are pregnant.
- You should not be treated with olaratumab if you are allergic to it.Olaratumab must be given slowly, and the IV infusion can take at least 60 minutes to complete.
- For the first 8 treatment cycles, you will also be treated with doxorubicin.
- Your doctor will determine how long to treat you with olaratumab.
- Abnormal laboratory test results have been noted in patients being administered olaratumab like reduced platelet and white blood cell counts, high blood glucose levels and low potassium and phosphate levels.
- Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others ,Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor. Avoid contact with people who have recently received live vaccines.
- To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports.
Common Side-EffectsOLARATUMAB : Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Hives, Skin Rash, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomit, Abdomen Pain, Loss Of Appetite, Hands Numbness, Hands Pain, Hair Loss, Head Headache, Fatigue (tiredness), Chills, Cough, Dizziness, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse), Feet Pain, Arms Pain, Mouth Soreness, Eyes Dry Eyes
Serious Side-EffectsOLARATUMAB : Back Pain, Eyes Blurred Vision, Chest Discomfort, Confusion, Difficulty Breathing, Noisy Breathing, Difficulty Swallowing, Eyes Swelling, Abdomen Pain, Body Loss Of Movement, Muscle Stiffness, Mouth Soreness, Easy Bleeding
Disease InteractionsOLARATUMAB can interfere with: Acute Liver Failure, Acute Renal Failure
Technical ClassificationOLARATUMAB is categorized as: MISCELLANEOUS ANTINEOPLASTICS / ANTINEOPLASTICS
Storage ConditionsRefrigeration (Between 2 To 8 C)
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