GENERIC NAME: BLEOMYCIN - INJECTION (BLEE-oh-MY-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Blenoxane
WARNING: Infrequently, bleomycin can cause a serious, allergic-like reaction. It is most common in lymphoma patients. Before your main treatment with this drug begins, your doctor may direct you to receive a smaller test dose to check for signs of this serious reaction. Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following serious side effects occur: dizziness/fainting, confusion, fever, chills, trouble breathing.
Severe (sometimes fatal) lung problems (lung scarring) have infrequently occurred in patients using this drug. This reaction is more likely in patients older than 70 years. The risk of this reaction increases as you receive more doses of this drug. This problem may occur anytime during treatment. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of these serious side effects: cough, fever, chills, chest pain, or difficult/painful breathing.
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