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Generic: cetuximab
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It targets a specific protein within cancer cells and stops the cells from growing
               



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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
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever, chills
  • mouth sores
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusually weak or tired

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

  • changes in skin like acne, cracks, skin dryness
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • nail changes
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset
  • weight loss

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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