- 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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OverviewVENETOCLAX is a Schedule H drug.
Venetoclax inhibits a certain protein in cancer cells,that helps keep those cells alive and makes them resistant to chemotherapy. Venetoclax binds to this protein, which helps kill the cancerous lymphocytes in blood and bone marrow.It is the first medication to target a protein, which is involved with cancer growth, called BCL-2 protein.Venetoclax is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
UsageVENETOCLAX is generally used to treat: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
VENETOCLAX can address symptoms like: Fever, Fatigue (tiredness), Joint Pain, Head Headache, Weight Loss (unintentional), Gums Bleeding, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness
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?VENETOCLAX is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral
- You should not use venetoclax if you are allergic to it.
- Do not use venetoclax if you are pregnant.
- This medicine may affect fertility in men. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about this risk.Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
- You may receive your first dose in a hospital or clinic setting to quickly treat any serious side effects.
- Do not crush, chew, or break a venetoclax tablet. Swallow it whole.
- Take venetoclax with food and water, at the same time each day.
- If you vomit shortly after taking venetoclax, do not take another tablet. Wait until the next day to take your medicine at the scheduled time.
- To prevent certain side effects, drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily for 2 days before you start taking venetoclax. Also drink 6 to 8 glasses of water on the day you first take venetoclax, and whenever your dose is changed.
- Venetoclax can lower your blood cell counts. Your blood will need to be tested often. Your cancer treatments may be delayed based on the results of these tests.
- Do not stop using venetoclax without first asking your doctor.
- Do not use two doses at one time.
- Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using venetoclax. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease.
Common Side-EffectsVENETOCLAX : Diarrhoea, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Nausea, Fatigue (tiredness), Runny Nose, Sneezing, Throat Soreness, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Pale Skin, Mood Swings, Fever, Head Headache
Serious Side-EffectsVENETOCLAX : Tumor Lysis Syndrome, Infertility, Hyperkalemia, Black (tar) Colored Stools, Gums Bleeding, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Body Pain, Chest Pain, Decreased Urination, Dry Mouth, Increased Thirst, Irregular Heartbeat, Loss Of Appetite, Body Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (painful), Hands Tingling, Feet Tingling, Chest Discomfort, Difficulty Breathing, Weight Loss (unintentional), Easy Bruising, Pain With Urination
Disease InteractionsVENETOCLAX can interfere with: Acute Liver Failure, Fungal Infection, Viral Inection, Bacterial Infection, Protozoal Infection, Fever, Neutropenia, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, Acute Renal Failure, Vaccination
Technical ClassificationVENETOCLAX is categorized as: MISCELLANEOUS ANTINEOPLASTICS / ANTINEOPLASTICS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
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