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Cetuximab and Skin

Because the drug is given via an injection, cetuximab (Erbitux®) could cause certain skin reactions, such as:
  • Acne-like rash
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Peeling
  • Dry skin.
These problems are typically mild and easily treated; however, certain skin changes that can occur with cetuximab should be reported to a healthcare provider. These include:
  • Discoloration
  • Sores
  • Lumps
  • Changes in the color, shape, or size of moles.
(Click Cetuximab Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings With Cetuximab to learn about not only other reactions that may occur with this product, but also important safety precautions to keep in mind.)
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