BLEOMYCIN (Bleomycin) Nursing Considerations

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What is the Generic Name

BLEOMYCIN

What is the Trade Name for BLEOMYCIN

Bleomycin

What is the Indication for BLEOMYCIN

  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE Bleomycin for injection should be considered a palliative treatment. It has been shown to be useful in the management of the following neoplasms either as a single agent or in proven combinations with other approved chemotherapeutic agents: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Head and neck (including mouth, tongue, tonsil, nasopharynx, oropharynx, sinus, palate, lip, buccal mucosa, gingivae, epiglottis, skin, larynx), penis, cervix, and vulva. The response to bleomycin is poorer in patients with previously irradiated head and neck cancer. Lymphomas Hodgkin’s Disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Testicular Carcinoma Embryonal cell, choriocarcinoma, and teratocarcinoma. Bleomycin for injection has also been shown to be useful in the management of: Malignant Pleural Effusion Bleomycin for injection is effective as a sclerosing agent for the treatment of malignant pleural effusion and prevention of recurrent pleural effusions.

 

 

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