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Ziv-aflibercept is used for slowing down the growth of colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. This drug works by cutting off blood supply to the colorectal tumors. A healthcare provider will administer this infusion, which is given as a slow injection into a vein once every two weeks. Side effects may include diarrhea and infections.
- 5-fluorouracil (Adrucil®, Carac®, Efudex®, Fluoroplex®, also known as 5-FU)
- Irinotecan (Camptosar®).
- A decrease in white blood cell counts, which increases the risk for infections
- An increase in protein in the urine
- Increased liver enzymes
- Mouth sores and inflammation.