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Brand name: Bleomycin Sulfate (DBL) TM

Active ingredients: bleomycin

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intraarterial
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A cream to white coloured lyophilised powder or plug.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient bleomycin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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