The below information on Velcade has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Velcade is a chemotherapy medicine (a medicine used to kill cancer cells) that is indicated for the treatment of patients with:
- Multiple myeloma who have already been treated with at least one other type of chemotherapy medicine
- Mantle cell lymphoma who have already been treated with at least one other type of chemotherapy medicine
Velcade should not be the first chemotherapy medicine that is used to treat multiple myeloma or mantle cell lymphoma.
Velcade has been shown to increase the response rate, time to disease progression, and survival for patients with myeloma who have progressed on one or more prior therapies.
Side Effects of Velcade
Some common side effects with Velcade include:
- fatigue, tiredness, weakness
- decreased appetite
- decreased blood counts
- peripheral neuropathy
For more detailed information about Velcade, ask your healthcare provider.
Who Should Not Take Velcade
Do not use Velcade if you are allergic to bortezomib, boron, or mannitol.
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