Panitumumab
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Panitumumab?

(pan i TOOM yoo mab)

• This medicine is used to treat colorectal cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Use birth control that you can trust during treatment and for 6 months after treatment ends.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

• Rash.

• Feeling tired or weak.

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

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