Overview of Bortero
Bortero is a formulation of Bortezomib, an anticancer agent that is one of the major clinical solutions for certain types of Blood Cancer. This is a prescription medication used in the treatment of patients diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (a cancer of the bone marrow) and Mantle Cell Lymphoma (a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma). It is not known whether Bortero injection is safe for administration in patients aged below 18 years (children and adolescents). Bortero is available in the form of a lyophilized (sterile powder) bolus intravenous injection in the fixed strength of 2 mg (packed as a vial).
The active ingredient of Bortero injection is Bortezomib which is an N-protected dipeptide. The medicine belongs to the category of regimens called antineoplastic agents. It is prescribed in concomitant use with other regimens as a part of combination therapy.
Some of the standard interactions concerning the use of Bortero (Bortezomib) injection are as follows:
Medicine Interactions: Dexamethasone, Infliximab, Metformin, Insulin, Nitrofurantoin, and Clozapine are some drugs that may show notable interactions with the ingredients of Bortero injection including Bortezomib. Know more about interactions valid in your case by disclosing your medical history to your medical team.
Disease Interactions: Pulmonary toxicity, cardiac toxicity, hepatotoxicity, peripheral neuropathy, hypotension, and diabetes are some diseases that may show notable interactions with the ingredients of Bortero injection including Bortezomib. Know more about interactions valid in your case by disclosing your medical history to your medical team.
Food Interactions: St. John’s Wort, products made from grapefruit, food items containing flavonoids, and vitamin-c rich products may show notable interactions with the ingredients of Bortero injection including Bortezomib. Avoid the consumption of these food items during your treatment with the Bortero injection. Know more about interactions valid in your case by disclosing your medical history to your medical team. Also, ask your medical professional for a diet plan to be followed during Bortero therapy.
Alcohol Interactions: Do not consume alcohol during Bortero (Bortezomib) therapy since it can interact with the medication and lead to adverse effects.
Q1- What is Bortero (Bortezomib)?
A- Bortero (Bortezomib) is an anticancer medicine. It is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma. Bortero (Bortezomib) is given as an injection by a medical practitioner. Your healthcare provider will decide the dose strength according to your medical condition and requirements.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Bortero (Bortezomib)?
A- Store Bortero (Bortezomib) at room temperature (10-30°C). Keep it away from children and pets. Protect from direct light and heat.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Bortero (Bortezomib)?
A- Some of the common side effects of Bortero (Bortezomib) are fatigue, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, loss of appetite, fever, anemia, etc. There may be other side effects of this injection also. Make sure to consult a professional healthcare provider if side effects occur and last long.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Bortero (Bortezomib)?
A- The active ingredient of Bortero is Bortezomib. It is available in the form of an injection in the strength of 2 mg.
Q5- What are self-care tips?
A- Bortero (Bortezomib) may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood. Therefore, be sure to make time for regular blood tests.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Your healthcare provider will decide the dose and duration of the medicine and will give you an injection. It is not recommended for self-administration.
Q7- What should be done in case of overdose?
A- It is advised to seek emergency attention from a medical practitioner if symptoms of overdose occur.
Q8- Name some alternate brands of Bortero (Bortezomib) injection?
A- Following are the substitutes for Bortero (Bortezomib):
- Myezom 2mg Injection
- Bortecad 2mg Injection
- Egybort 2mg Injection
- Tazenta 2mg Injection
- Mylosome Injection
Q9- Is it safe to take Bortero (Bortezomib) during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- Bortero injection should be administered with utmost caution in pregnant or breastfeeding patients. Potential risks and benefits should be discussed beforehand to avoid any further complications.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Bortero (Bortezomib)?
A- After taking Bortero injection, you may feel dizzy or unwell. Hence, it is advised to not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this injection.