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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Blenoxane (Overview)

Blenoxane is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What are effects from the bleomycin?

What are effects from the bleomycin?

Lung function...: An important side effect to be aware of with bleomycin is its effects on lung function. Most oncologists will perform pulmonary function tests (pfts) before administration of bleomycin in order to obtain a baseline. During therapy the pfts will be repeated to monitor for a decrease in lung function. If this occurs, sometimes the dosing of bleomycin will be changed or it will be stopped altogether. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Blenoxane (Overview)

Blenoxane is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What are the side effects from bleomycin?

What are the side effects from bleomycin?

Bleomycin: May cause- nausea, vomiting, rash, decrease apetite, hair loss, supression to bone marrow - anemia, decreased white blood cell, platelet;numbness, headache, lung problems-infection, etc. Please read more here.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682125.html. ...Read more

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How long does bleomycin stay in your system?

How long does bleomycin stay in your system?

Bleomycin: It takes 10 hours for bleomycin to be metabolized by your body. After10 hours the drug is no longer in your body if your body is functioning normal. ...Read more

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Effects from the bleomycin?

Effects from the bleomycin?

Lung function...: An important side effect to be aware of with bleomycin is its effects on lung function. Most oncologists will perform pulmonary function tests (pfts) before administration of bleomycin in order to obtain a baseline. During therapy the pfts will be repeated to monitor for a decrease in lung function. If this occurs, sometimes the dosing of bleomycin will be changed or it will be stopped altogether. ...Read more

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What are effects from the bleomycin?

Lung function...: An important side effect to be aware of with bleomycin is its effects on lung function. Most oncologists will perform pulmonary function tests (pfts) before administration of bleomycin in order to obtain a baseline. During therapy the pfts will be repeated to monitor for a decrease in lung function. If this occurs, sometimes the dosing of bleomycin will be changed or it will be stopped altogether. ...Read more

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How long does bleomycin stay in your system?

Bleomycin: It takes 10 hours for bleomycin to be metabolized by your body. After10 hours the drug is no longer in your body if your body is functioning normal. ...Read more

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What about using a small amount of bleomycin?

What about using a small amount of bleomycin?

What for?: Bleomycin is a toxic drug. Do not use it unless prescribed by a doctor.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long does a bleomycin injection stay in you?

Bleomycin: It takes 10 hours for bleomycin to be metabolized by your body. After10 hours the drug is no longer in your body if your body is functioning normal. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from bleomycin?

Bleomycin: May cause- nausea, vomiting, rash, decrease apetite, hair loss, supression to bone marrow - anemia, decreased white blood cell, platelet;numbness, headache, lung problems-infection, etc. Please read more here.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682125.html. ...Read more

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How effective is bleomycin for treating lymphoma?

How effective is bleomycin for treating lymphoma?

Hodgkin only: Bleomycin is an older chemotherapy drug that is not used in the treatment of most subtypes of lymphoma. The only modern regimens that still use this agent are ABVD and BEACOPP for Hodgkin lymphoma. ...Read more

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How effective are Bleomycin injections for treating leukemia?

How effective are Bleomycin injections for treating leukemia?

No good!: Bleomycin is not a good diagnosis for treating Leukemia. It is often used for treating Lymph gland cancer(Hodgkin Disease). So you need to confirm your exact diagnosis before you get concerned with this response. ...Read more

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Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Probably not: There is currently no literature on dosing instructions for use on children. ...Read more

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I got fever after the last shot of bleomycin for chemotherapy. Is it normal?

I got fever after the last shot of bleomycin for chemotherapy. Is it normal?

Yes: It is common for patients to develop fevers and flu like symptoms from bleomycin. ...Read more

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A injection of bleomycin in a plantar wart ok?

A injection of bleomycin in a plantar wart ok?

Yes: Under the care of a foot specialist, bleomycin has been used to treat difficult plantar warts. But if misused, bleomycin can have severe side effects. Make sure you see a foot specialist before proceeding with this type of treatment. ...Read more

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Infection or bleomycin fever, how can I tell?

Infection or bleomycin fever, how can I tell?

Bleomycin fever is s: Bleomycin fever is short lived, lasting 12-24 hour after drug injection and then it does not come back. Patient will have a normal WBC count, infection will make the WBC count to go up high and fever will continue beyond 24 hours. So it is not hard to tell the difference between these 2 possibilities. ...Read more

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Can bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Can bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Yes: Bleomycin is a anti-cancer drug. Very small amounts of the drug can also be used in the treatment of plantar warts. After debriding the area, bleomycin is injected directly into the wart. Sometimes the area will first be numbed by an anesthetic, since this procedure can be painful. Several injections are typically required until the wart is removed. ...Read more

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Can bleomycin injections be used for plantar warts when pregnant?

Can bleomycin injections be used for plantar warts when pregnant?

No: Since this an injectable that could spread thru the body i personally woul not use this. ...Read more

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I had an injection of bleomycin in a plantars wart now learn its chemo?

I had an injection of bleomycin in a plantars wart now learn its chemo?

Bleomycin: Bleomycin is injected directly into the wart. Because it is not absorbed into the body, it does not cause loss of hair, lung problems, or other unwanted effects described above. However, it may cause burning or pain at the place of injection. Skin rash or itching, nail loss, and pain or coldness in the finger where bleomycin was injected have also been reported. ...Read more

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How can therapeutic drugs such as (bleomycin) cause adult respiratory distress syndrome ?

How can therapeutic drugs such as (bleomycin) cause adult respiratory distress syndrome ?

Lung damage: Many drugs can cause scaring of the lungs. If the lungs are too severely damaged, it may lead to ards. ...Read more

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Can you have surgery in the future that requires you be on the ventilator if you've had bleomycin toxicity? Could being on the vent cause lung problem

Can you have surgery in the future that requires you be on the ventilator if you've had bleomycin toxicity? Could being on the vent cause lung problem

YES: Toxicity/Allergy information must be communicated to the health care professional who administers the anesthesia....and NO being on a ventilator does NOT cause lung problems!

Hope ths helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I had cancer and I received treatment with chemotherapy, what are the possibilities of having kids. Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Doxorubicin, dacarbazine?

I had cancer and I received treatment with chemotherapy, what are the possibilities of having kids.  Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Doxorubicin, dacarbazine?

Your oncologist can: This is an issue which takes time to find answers to. So have a conversation with your Oncologist and get a semen check/sperm count done to give you some idea about what the present situation is like. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Parrish
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Bleomycin (Definition)

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