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Dosing Information

The dose of bevacizumab your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your weight
  • The type of cancer
  • The type of chemotherapy you are receiving
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Bevacizumab Dosing for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

At this time, little is known about bevacizumab drug interactions, although it does appear to be safe when used with chemotherapy medications (see Drug Interactions With Bevacizumab).
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Bevacizumab?

In studies, people who were given high doses of bevacizumab (two to four times the recommended dosages) experienced headaches. An overdose is not common, since the medication is administered by a healthcare professional.
 
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 

Storage Methods

Bevacizumab should be stored under refrigeration at your healthcare provider's office, clinic, or pharmacy. It must be diluted before it is given to you, and once it is diluted, it should be used within eight hours.
 

Generic Bevacizumab

At this time, bevacizumab is not available in generic form (see Generic Avastin).
 
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