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ramucirumab Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is ramucirumab available in?

What dosages is ramucirumab available in?

ramucirumab is available as an IV injection that contains 100 mg/10 mL (10 mg/mL) or 500 mg/50 mL (10 mg/mL).

What is ramucirumab used for?

What is ramucirumab used for?

ramucirumab is a VEGF inhibitor and is used for the following:

  • Advanced or metastatic stomach cancer, after first-choice treatments no longer work, by itself or together with paclitaxel (Taxol)
  • Metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with certain EGFR mutations, together with erlotinib (Tarceva) as first-choice treatment
  • Metastatic NSCLC, together with docetaxel (Taxotere) after first-choice treatments no longer work
  • Metastatic colon cancer, together with chemotherapy after first-choice treatment’s stop working
  • Advanced liver cancer after treatment with Nexavar (sorafenib)
How does ramucirumab work?

How does ramucirumab work?

ramucirumab is a targeted therapy that works by blocking VEGF receptors. The VEGF receptor is a protein on the surface of cells in the body. It helps cells connect with blood vessels, which supply nutrients needed for the cells to grow and divide. By blocking the VEGF receptor, ramucirumab stops tumors from getting nutrients and growing.

How do I take ramucirumab?

How do I take ramucirumab?

  • Your specific dose of ramucirumab will depend on your weight and the cancer you’re getting treatment for:
  • Stomach cancer, colon cancer, or liver cancer: The typical dose is 8 mg/kg as an infusion through the vein every 2 weeks
  • NSCLC: The typical dose is 10 mg/kg as an infusion through the vein every 2 to 3 weeks, depending on what other anticancer medications you’re taking
Is it safe for me to take ramucirumab?

Is it safe for me to take ramucirumab?

ramucirumab is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

ramucirumab Common Side Effects

ramucirumab Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ramucirumab:

  • Fatigue
  • Low blood cell counts
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody nose
  • Swelling in the arms and legs
  • High blood pressure
  • Mouth sores
ramucirumab Serious Side Effects

ramucirumab Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ramucirumab. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe bleeding: lightheadedness, black or bloody stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Stomach or intestinal injury: severe vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain that doesn’t go away
  • Blood clots in the arteries: chest pain, sudden severe headaches, trouble breathing, sudden changes in speech or vision
  • High blood pressure: severe headache, lightheadedness, confusion
  • Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: headache, feeling sluggish or confused, blindness
    Infusion-related reactions: chest pain, tremors, back pain, chills, trouble breathing, feeling flushed
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ramucirumab

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ramucirumab

The following medications may interact with ramucirumab:

  • No clinically meaningful changes in the exposure of either ramucirumab or its concomitant drugs in the approved
  • combinations, including paclitaxel, docetaxel, irinotecan (or its active metabolite, SN-38), and erlotinib were observed in patients with solid tumors
Who makes ramucirumab?

Who makes ramucirumab?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is ramucirumab safe in pregnancy?

Is ramucirumab safe in pregnancy?

Based on its mechanism of action, ramucirumab can cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women. Women should use effective contraception during treatment with ramucirumab and for 3 months after the last dose


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