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Brand name: Bleomycin 15K (Cipla) TM

Active ingredients: bleomycin

What it is used for

Palliation and treatment adjuvant to surgery and radiation therapy of the following neoplasms: Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, head and neck, and oesophagus (primary indication). Squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, penis and uterine cervix. Squamous cell carcinoma of the bronchus (response infrequent). Choriocarcinoma and embryonal cell carcinoma of the testis. Advanced Hodgkin's disease and other lymphomas. Mycosis fungoides Note. Use of bleomycin after radiation therapy is less successful than use before radiation therapy. Bleomycin is bone marrow sparing and may be used when other cytotoxic agents are contraindicated.

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 at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

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

Visual appearance

A sterile freeze dried powder for reconstitution. White to off white crystalline powder, very hygroscopic.Clear, colourless solution on reconstitution

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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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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