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Can Older Adults Use It?

Yes, older adults can use this medicine. They may be more sensitive to Velcade side effects, however, and therefore may need to be monitored more closely.
 

Off-Label Uses of Velcade

On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend this medication for treating something other than the approved uses. This is called an "off-label" use. Possible off-label Velcade uses include the treatment of:
 
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Peripheral T-cell lymphoma
  • Amyloidosis.
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