Panitumumab

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Drug Name: Panitumumab

Drug Class: It is a targeted therapy drug

Available under the brand name: Vectibix

What Is It Prescribed For? 

For the treatment of wild type RAS Metastatic Colorectal cancer that shows EGFR mutations either alone or in combination with chemotherapy.

How Is It Given? 

It is given as an infusion into a vein, once every 2 weeks.

What Are Common Side Effects?

You may face some of these side effects:

  • Rashes, itchy, and dry skin
  • Infusion-related problems like fever, chills, redness, and headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mouth sores
  • Lack of sleep
  • Tiredness and weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough
  • Decreased levels of magnesium
  • Diarrhea or constipation

Your doctor can prescribe medications to control these side effects. Panitumumab may also cause other side effects. If you face any unusual or serious problems, inform your doctor immediately.

Who Should Avoid Taking This Drug?

None

How Much Does This Drug Cost?

Available in 100mg, 200mg, and 400mg vials and the cost of Panitumumab 100mg is around INR 39,000.

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