An overdose with this medication can cause serious symptoms, including low blood cell counts and low blood pressure. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have been given too much bortezomib.
Bortezomib should be stored at room temperature, in its original container, and protected from light. Your healthcare provider will store it. The medication must be mixed before use and should be used within eight hours of mixing.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Bortezomib?
If you miss an appointment to receive your bortezomib dose, contact your healthcare provider right away to reschedule. It is important to try and remember all of your healthcare appointments while receiving this medicine.
Is There a Generic Version?
This medication is not yet available in generic form (see Generic Velcade).
Who Makes Bortezomib?
Bortezomib is made by Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Bortezomib is available in one strength: Bortezomib 3.5 mg in a 10-mL vial.
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