Excretion: Mean elimination half-life: About 112 hr.
2.Discontinue treatment if there is severe infusion reactions.
3.Caution when used in patients with history of coronary artery disease, heart failure and arrhythmias.
4.Monitor serum electrolytes during and after (for at least 8 wk) cetuximab therapy.
5.Exposure to sunlight may worsen skin reactions.
6.Risk of interstitial lung disease in patients with preexisting lung disease.
7.Dose should be modified if there is occurrence of severe acneiform rash, refer to product insert/SPG for dosing guidelines.
2.Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
With radiation therapy- Adult- IV- The recommended initial dose is 400 mg/m2 administered one week prior to initiation of a course of radiation therapy as a 120-minute intravenous infusion (maximum infusion rate 10 mg/min). Maintenance: 250mg/m2.
Home Delivery for Cetuximab in Your City
Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including cetuximab.
However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for cetuximab and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for cetuximab may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take cetuximab only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for cetuximab before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for cetuximab with the pharmacy.
Cetuximab is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for cetuximab might be better known than cetuximab itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have cetuximab in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for cetuximab.