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Dr. Al Hegab
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Alemtuzumab (Overview)

Alemtuzumab is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Hello.What is the mechanism of alemtuzumab?!

Antibody: Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that is directed against a specific b- lymphocyte ( a type of white blood cells) receptor called cd-52 and used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia . All patients receiving this drug should get prophylactic antivirals and antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
5 doctors shared insights

Alemtuzumab (Overview)

Alemtuzumab is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

Campath (alemtuzumab): Alemtuzumab injection may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mouth sores, headache, anxiety, supression of blood counts ( anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet, bleeding, infection, muscle pain, etc. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608053.Html. ...Read more

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Where can I find alemtuzumab 30 mg?

Where can I find alemtuzumab 30 mg?

Ask your oncologist: Alemtuzumab is dosed in 30 mg vials under the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab). It is no longer sold, but is available to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), with registered oncologists thru a limited distribution program enforced by the drug maker. It will soon be available through neurologists under the name Lemtrada for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Same drug, lower dose, higher price. ...Read more

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What is alemtuzumab for? Does it treat MS?

What is alemtuzumab for? Does it treat MS?

Yes.: Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody directed against a marker on some lymphocytes. It has proven activity against some stages of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (and related diseases) and also on some stages of multiple sclerosis. Alemtuzumab is the generic name. The formulation for MS has the trade name Lemtrada; the one for CLL has the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab). ...Read more

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Hello.What is the mechanism of alemtuzumab?!

Antibody: Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that is directed against a specific b- lymphocyte ( a type of white blood cells) receptor called cd-52 and used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia . All patients receiving this drug should get prophylactic antivirals and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

Campath (alemtuzumab): Alemtuzumab injection may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mouth sores, headache, anxiety, supression of blood counts ( anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet, bleeding, infection, muscle pain, etc. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608053.Html. ...Read more

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What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

Campath (alemtuzumab): Is antibody used by injection to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Causes pneumonia, rash, GI upset, low blood counts. ...Read more

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What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

Monoclonal antibody: Campath (alemtuzumab) -1H it is a monoclonal antibody ( immunoglobulin structure) a large protein that binds to CD 52 , a surface receptor on mature lymphocytes. The CD 52 bearing lymphocytes will be targeted for destruction This makes it a drug useful to treat CLL ,(chronic lymphocytic leukemia ) Was withdraw from the markets in 2012 to prepare for a launch of a more expensive drug to treat MS ...Read more

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What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

Anti-leukemia drug: This is hard to explain in 400 characters, but here is a website with a good explanation of the drug, it's uses, how it works, and other useful information. http://chemocare.com/chemotherapy/drug-info/alemtuzumab.aspx ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Campath (Definition)

Campath is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a ...Read more