Velcade is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) bortezomib. On this page you will find out more about Velcade, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: bortezomib
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Velcade 3.5 mg powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
- VELCADE, in combination with melphalan and prednisone is indicated for the treatment of patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma who are not candidates for high dose chemotherapy. - VELCADE, as part of combination therapy, is indicated for induction therapy prior to high dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue for patients under 65 years of age with previously untreated multiple myeloma. - VELCADE is also indicated for the treatment of multiple myeloma patients who have received at least one prior therapy, and who have progressive disease. - VELCADE in combination with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and prednisone is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated mantle cell lymphoma.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White to off-white cake or powder.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
1 vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
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Velcade | myVMC
Velcade is used to treat progressive multiple myeloma, when other medicines are not effective. It contains bortezomib, which inhibits tumour cell growth.
Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website
Velcade Powder for injection - myDr.com.au
Velcade Powder for injection - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website
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