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Brand name: Bleomycin Sulfate (DBL)

Bleomycin Sulfate (DBL) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) bleomycin. On this page you will find out more about Bleomycin Sulfate (DBL), 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: bleomycin

Information for medicine and pack size:
Bleomycin Sulfate (DBL) 15 000 international units 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.

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What this medicine is for

Bleomycin is used for palliation and/or treatment adjuvant to surgery and radiation therapy and in the management of the following neoplasms: squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, head and neck, and oesophagus is the primary indication for bleomycin. Tumour response has been obained in a number of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis, larynx and uterine cervix. Infrequent response has been shown in squamous cell carcinoma of the bronchus. Treatment of choriocarcinoma and embryonal cell carcinoma of the testis is also indicated. Bleomycin has been effectively used in advanced Hodgkin's Disease and in some cases of other lymphomas such as non-Hodgkin's, and also in cases of mycosis fungoides.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A cream to white coloured lyophilised powder or plug.
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intraarterial
Medicine schedule
1, 10 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 18 Months
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

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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