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Generic: bevacizumab
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It targets a protein found in many cancer cell types, and halts cancer growth
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or trouble passing urine
  • signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, nosebleeds, blood in the urine
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • jaw pain, especially after dental work
  • mouth sores
  • seizures
  • severe abdominal pain
  • severe headache
  • sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
  • swelling of legs or ankles
  • symptoms of a stroke: change in mental awareness, inability to talk or move one side of the body (especially in patients with lung cancer)
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • trouble speaking or understanding
  • trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dry skin
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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