Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Zirabev

Descriptions


Bevacizumab-bvzr injection is used together with other cancer medicines to treat patients with metastatic (cancer that has spread) carcinoma of the colon or rectum.

Bevacizumab-bvzr injection is also used to treat nonsquamous, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread, come back, or cannot be removed by surgery. It is also used to treat a type of brain tumor called glioblastoma that keeps coming back (recurrent).

Bevacizumab-bvzr injection is also used together with other medicines (eg, interferon alfa) to treat patients with metastatic kidney cancer. It is also used in combination with other medicines (eg, paclitaxel and cisplatin, or paclitaxel and topotecan) to treat patients with cervical cancer that is continuing, keeps coming back, or has spread to other parts of the body.

Bevacizumab is an antineoplastic that helps the body fight cancer. It prevents the growth of certain types of blood vessels to cancer cells. This helps to decrease the growth of cancer cells by starving the cells of nutrients that are needed to grow.

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

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

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