Erbitux is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cetuximab. On this page you will find out more about Erbitux, 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: cetuximab
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Erbitux 500 mg/100 mL injection solution, 100 mL 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
Erbitux is indicated for the treatment of patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-expressing, RAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer. In combination with infusional 5-fluorouracil/folinic acid plus irinotecan. In combination with irinotecan in patients who are refractory to first-line chemotherapy. In first-line in combination with FOLFOX. As a single agent in patients who have failed or are intolerant to oxaliplatin-based therapy and irinotecan-based therapy. (See CLINICAL TRIALS) Erbitux is indicated for the treatment of patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. In combination with radiation therapy for locally advanced disease. In combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for recurrent and/or metastatic disease.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear colourless solution that may contain product-related particles.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, intravenous infusion|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
1 x 100mL vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Refrigerate,Do not Freeze|
|Life time||4 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
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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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