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Dr. James Chapman
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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. James Chapman
14 doctors shared insights

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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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Parrish
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Bleomycin (Definition)

Bleomycin is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood ...Read more