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Ziv-Aflibercept Medication Information

When used for treating colorectal cancer, ziv-aflibercept (Zaltrap®) works to slow down the progression of the disease by cutting off the blood supply to cancerous tumors. This prescription medicine is specifically approved for treating colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body (metastasized).
 
Ziv-aflibercept is used in combination with other chemotherapy medications, and is prescribed when the cancer has progressed or has not responded to other treatment. This drug is given as a slow injection into a vein once every two weeks. Most people who use this medicine will experience some type of side effect, such as infections, diarrhea, or mouth sores.
 
Although this medication may help in the treatment of this type of cancer, not everyone can use it. Information on ziv-aflibercept should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize your risk for certain complications. For instance, people who have a history of a blood clot, heart attack, or stroke may not be able to safely use this medicine.
 
(Click Ziv-Aflibercept for more information on this medication, including how it works, possible uses, and dosing tips on when and how it is taken.)
 

Ziv-Aflibercept Medication Information

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