Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Adcetris

Descriptions


Brentuximab injection is used to treat a type of cancer called Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). It is given to patients who have received an autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) or other cancer treatments that did not work well.

Brentuximab injection is also used to treat patients with systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (sALCL). It is used after at least one other cancer medicine was given and did not work well.

Brentuximab interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are then destroyed by the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by brentuximab, other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects, such as a skin rash, may not be serious but may cause concern. Some effects do not occur until months or years after the medicine is used.

This medicine is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution